noun \-jən(t)-sē\

: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government : a rebellion or uprising

plural in·sur·gen·cies

Full Definition of INSURGENCY

:  the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically :  a condition of revolt against a government that is less than an organized revolution and that is not recognized as belligerency

Examples of INSURGENCY

  1. <there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country>

First Known Use of INSURGENCY



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