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insurgency

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noun in·sur·gen·cy \-jən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of insurgency

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of insurgency

plural

insurgencies

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  insurgence

Examples of insurgency in a sentence

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



1803

First Known Use of insurgency

1803


Law Dictionary

insurgency

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noun in·sur·gen·cy \in-ˈsər-jən-sē\

Legal Definition of insurgency

plural

insurgencies

  1. :  the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically :  a condition of revolt against a recognized government that does not reach the proportions of an organized revolutionary government and is not recognized as belligerency





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