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Definition of Insurrection


  1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.
  2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy.

Insurrection Quotations

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
Marquis de Lafayette

Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
Andrew Jackson

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
Leon Trotsky

I'm totally down with insurrection in the street. I've had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.
Jello Biafra

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
Wendell Phillips
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Insurrection Translations

insurrection in German is Aufstand {m}, Aufruhr {m}
insurrection in Latin is seditio
insurrection in Swedish is uppror

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