anti-subversion

adjective
an·​ti-sub·​ver·​sion | \ ˌan-tē-səb-ˈvər-zhən, -shən, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-subversion (audio) \
variants: or anti-subversive \ ˌan-​tē-​səb-​ˈvər-​siv , -​ziv , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce anti-subversive (audio) \ or less commonly antisubversion or antisubversive

Definition of anti-subversion

: serving or intended to prevent or punish subversive activities … is perhaps best known for trying to ram an unpopular anti-subversion law through the city legislature in 2003 when she was security chief.The Vancouver (Canada) Province

Other Words from anti-subversion

anti-subversive or less commonly antisubversive noun
Yet isolationists and antisubversives, more than any other Americans, viewed communism and Soviet imperialism as an indivisible and mortal threat to everything for which America stood. — Randall Bennett Woods

First Known Use of anti-subversion

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-subversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-subversion. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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