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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

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

Just as the Internet drops transaction and collaboration costs in business and government, it also drops the cost of dissent, of rebellion, and even insurrection.
Don Tapscott

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

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.
Bianca Jagger
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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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