Recent Examples of subversion from the Web
Subversion by Satellite: This All-Female Talk Show Is Making Waves in Iran Meet the women talking taboos in Tehran.
Urine specimens that measure hotter than 100 degrees or cooler than 90 degrees are rejected outright as a sign of subversion.
Liu is survived by his wife, the poet Liu Xia, who has been held under house arrest in their Beijing apartment since his 2009 conviction for inciting subversion of state power.
On the one hand, this campaign of entrepreneurial, self-starter subversion presents the Kremlin with considerable advantages.
The effort led to a flurry of new, disturbing reports — many of them presented in the President’s Daily Brief — about Russia’s subversion of the 2016 race.
The effort led to a flurry of new, disturbing reports - many of them presented in the President's Daily Brief - about Russia's subversion of the 2016 race.
Warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea in 2015 and was later convicted of subversion.
Warmbier was accused in January 2015 of trying to steal a propaganda banner at his hotel while visiting North Korea, tearfully confessed and was convicted of subversion.
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Subversion is literally the "turning over" of something. In the 1950s and '60s, many people worried about communist subversion of the U.S. government, though they often saw subversive activities where none existed. Nondemocratic governments often claim that anyone who disagrees with them or joins a demonstration is a subversive. But subversion isn't always quite so serious a matter; when words like weekend, sandwich, job, *and *camping started being used by the French, for example, some of them began claiming that America was subverting their language.
Origin and Etymology of subversion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
legal Definition of subversion
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