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The charge of subversion carries up to 20 years in prison.
Coates chose illustrator Dan Funderburgh's subversion of the traditional form to complement other historical allusions (including the cover design, which Coates wanted to reference the autobiography of Frederick Douglass).
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.
The subversion charge carries a 20 year prison term.
Yet his weightiest words came moments later, when Mr Bush urged America to secure both its electoral infrastructure and democratic system against subversion by foreign powers.
How, or if, those small acts of subversion will alter the North Korean regime remain unclear.
That said, today’s subversion hits a slightly different note, one that’s more tongue-in-cheek satire than outright rebellion.
Urine specimens that measure hotter than 100 degrees or cooler than 90 degrees are rejected outright as a sign 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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