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subversion

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noun sub·ver·sion \səb-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of subversion

  1. 1 :  the act of subverting :  the state of being subverted; especially :  a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within

  2. 2 obsolete :  a cause of overthrow or destruction

subversionary

play \-zhə-ˌner-ē, -shə-\ adjective

subversive

play \-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\ adjective or noun

subversively

adverb

subversiveness

noun


Origin and Etymology of subversion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin subversion-, subversio, from Latin subvertere


First Known Use: 14th century


Law Dictionary

subversion

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noun sub·ver·sion \səb-ˈvər-zhən\

Legal Definition of subversion

  1. :  a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working from within; also :  the crime of committing acts in furtherance of such an attempt

subversionary

\-zhə-ˌner-ē\ play adjective

subversive

\-ˈvər-siv\ play adjective or noun

subversively

adverb

subversiveness

noun



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