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insurgent

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noun in·sur·gent \-jənt\

Simple Definition of insurgent

  • : a person who fights against an established government or authority

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of insurgent

  1. 1 :  a person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially :  a rebel not recognized as a belligerent

  2. 2 :  one who acts contrary to the policies and decisions of one's own political party

Examples of insurgent in a sentence

  1. Insurgents are trying to gain control of the country's transportation system.

  2. <the government subjected the insurgents to the most inhuman torture imaginable>



Origin of insurgent

Latin insurgent-, insurgens, present participle of insurgere to rise up, from in- + surgere to rise — more at surge


First Known Use: 1765


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insurgent

adjective in·sur·gent

Definition of insurgent

  1. :  rising in opposition to civil authority or established leadership :  rebellious

insurgently adverb


Examples of insurgent in a sentence

  1. <any insurgent soldiers will be dealt with harshly>



1807

First Known Use of insurgent

1807


INSURGENT Defined for Kids

insurgent

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noun in·sur·gent \in-ˈsər-jənt\

Definition of insurgent for Students

  1. :  a person who revolts :  rebel




Law Dictionary

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insurgent

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noun in·sur·gent \in-ˈsər-jənt\

Legal Definition of insurgent

  1. 1 :  a person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; especially :  one not recognized as a belligerent

  2. 2 :  one that acts contrary to the established leadership (as of a political party, union, or corporation) or its decisions and policies




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insurgent

adjective in·sur·gent

Legal Definition of insurgent

  1. :  rising in opposition to civil or political authority or against an established government





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