Recent Examples of subversion from the Web
Her attorneys unsuccessfully argued that the subversion charge seemed to come as an afterthought.
Wu Gan, who was detained and formally arrested in 2015, is charged with subversion of state power.
Counter-intelligence, the law and an independent media are the best protection against subversion.
She has been charged with subversion and attempting to overthrow the Mugabe government.
Born in rural east-central North Carolina, Wray was peddling his own form of musical subversion.
The subversion charge carries a 20 year prison term.
The charge of subversion carries up to 20 years in prison.
Accused of subversion, Martha O'Donovan, 25, who works for an satirical video website, was referred to Zimbabwe's highest court Saturday for a bail application, according to court documents released by the group Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
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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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