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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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Constitutional democracy and the rule of law are the very foundation of freedom, and they cannot exist if they are secretly and arbitrarily subverted at the whim of jurors.
As Rumrich appeals to "feminine" principles of nature, wildness, and generation to subvert a masculinist Milton - redefining chaos itself as the "feminine otherness" (145) of God - one cultural stereotype is undone by reaffirming another.
If the Boland amendment was "a non-law,' then what laws does Will believe were evaded and subverted? He does not say.
"The owners of these suspicious accounts are seeking to exploit HRH the Premier's image and great status among his loyal people, to serve agendas which aim to subvert Bahrain's security and stability and undermine national unity", he said.
"Led by His Majesty the King, and in co-operation with the government, our courageous and patriotic people foiled all treacherous attempts to undermine the nation's unity and subvert its security and stability," he said.
2 ( ANI ): Security researchers have reportedly found a technique to subvert tiny controller chips in SD Cards that could turn it into a malicious software-running device.
FOLLOWING the success of Kissy Sell Out and his brilliant 3D show, Subvert is back at the start of November and bringing the Plump DJs to Revolution at Albert Dock.
She said that a specific mindset is working to subvert law and order in the country but the government of Pakistan has pledged to eliminate terrorism.
On this fifth release, the New York City-based trio's members--Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, and JD Samson--are on a mission to subvert the indie versus major label dichotomy: They've cleverly attempted to remain faithful to their underground following--offering more of their typically outspoken, politically and emotionally charged DIY danceable punk--and at the same time offer a slicker, more dance floor-accessible (even radiofriendly) sound for mainsteam ears, all in one 13-track album.
It tries to subvert the role of the courts in the defense of civil liberties."
This combination of offices and dance studio uses glass to subvert the relationship between viewer and viewed.
Cliches were used deliberately in the film in order to subvert their powerful hold on our cinematic imaginations.