Examples of insurrection in a Sentence
the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus
Recent Examples of insurrection from the Web
In 43 years of living, this guy led an insurrection in Ireland, spent years in a Tasmanian jail, escaped to the US, was a Union general in the Civil War and afterward, the governor (of sorts) of the Montana territory.
The officials reported that the colonists had started an insurrection: The king’s property was being vandalized and his officers harassed.
Venezuela, for the record, is currently suffering chronic shortages of everything from food to toilet paper, a mass civil insurrection and murderous police brutality.
But Shakespeare's play is no celebration of violent insurrection.
Whether the Kansas insurrection has any impact on Louisiana's current negotiations remains to be seen.
The government was sending a forceful message about its unwillingness to tolerate insurrection.
Sign Up Mr. Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, to crush the insurrection, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and armored vehicles.
Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, to crush the insurrection, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and armored vehicles.
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Origin and Etymology of insurrection
Middle English insureccion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin insurrection-, insurrectio, from insurgere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of insurrection
INSURRECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insurrection for English Language Learners
: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government
INSURRECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of insurrection for Students
: an act or instance of rebelling against a government
Legal Definition of insurrection
: the act or an instance of revolting especially violently against civil or political authority or against an established government; also : the crime of inciting or engaging in such revolt whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years — U.S. Code
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