subversion

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subversion

1. the act or an instance of subverting or overthrowing a legally constituted government, institution, etc.
2. the state of being subverted; destruction or ruin
3. something that brings about an overthrow
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Thus by degrees the intellectual lustre of the Priestly Order would wane, and the road would then lie open for a total destruction of all Aristocratic Legislature and for the subversion of our Privileged Classes.
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery of people, and subversion of states and governments?
Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
A devoted Monarchist, Hutchinson would heave no sigh for the subversion of the original republican government, the purest that the world had seen, with which the colony began its existence.