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insurrection

the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency
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Among the advantages of a confederate republic enumerated by Montesquieu, an important one is, "that should a popular insurrection happen in one of the States, the others are able to quell it.
Insurrections in a State will rarely induce a federal interposition, unless the number concerned in them bear some proportion to the friends of government.
He sent General Lincoln, at the head of four thousand men, to put down the insurrection.
So I did not talk blood and insurrection to that man there who sat munching black bread with that abused and mistaught herd of human sheep, but took him aside and talked matter of another sort to him.
Co-accused Oeun Narith, former assistant to CNRP Deputy President Mu Sochua, similarly rejected allegations of insurrection, saying the officials 'had not joined in causing the violence'.
Cinedigm announced a North American distribution deal with Insurrection Entertainment, the newly formed production company founded by industry veterans, Richard Brandes and Chris Nassif.
A trial against prominent opposition figure Diane Rwigara, who has been charged with insurrection and forgery, was set to begin in the east African nation of Rwanda yesterday.
The next Overwatch event that has nothing to do with a holiday, known as Insurrection, comes out sometime today.
Techniquement, il est tres difficile de battre une insurrection, de ce point de vue le destin d'Al Qaida est tres parlant.
The April Uprising was an insurrection organized by Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire from April to May 1876, whose indirect result was the establishment of Bulgaria as an independent nation in 1878.
I looked up insurrection and found, "(A)n act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.
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