What does insurrection mean?

Definitions for insurrection
ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃənin·sur·rec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising(noun)

    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Wiktionary

  1. insurrection(Noun)

    An organized opposition to an authority; a mutiny; a rebellion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insurrection(noun)

    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. Insurrection(noun)

    a rising in mass to oppose an enemy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insurrection

    in-sur-rek′shun, n. a rising up or against: open and active opposition to the execution of the law: a rebellion.—adjs. Insurrec′tional, Insurrec′tionary.—n. Insurrec′tionist, one who favours or takes part in an insurrection. [L. insurrection-eminsurgĕre. See Insurgent.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. insurrection

    A rising against civil or political authority; the open and active opposition of a number of persons to the execution of law in a city or state; a rebellion; a revolt.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurrection in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurrection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of insurrection in a Sentence

  1. Mark Esper:

    The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations, we are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.

  2. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  3. Alexander Hamilton Stephens:

    It was no Insurrection or Rebellion, or even Civil War in any proper sense of these terms... The war... was a war between States regularly organized into two separate Federal Republics... In the beginning, and throughout the contest, the object of the 'Confederates' was to maintain the separate Sovereignty of each State, and the right of self-government, which that necessarily carries with it. The object of the 'Federals,' on the contrary, was to maintain a Centralized Sovereignty over all the States on both sides. This was the fundamental principle involved in the Conflict, which must be kept continually in mind.

  4. Todd McCarthy:

    Unfortunately,' Mockingjay - Part 1' has all the personality of an industrial film, there's not a drop of insolence, insubordination or insurrection running through its veins ; it feels like a manufactured product through and through, ironic and sad given its revolutionary theme.

  5. General Mattis:

    This is the Insurrection Act of 1807.Its been used by 12 differentpresidents from Jefferson allthe way to George H.W. Bush.One of those occasions was by the Democrathero Lyndon Baines Johnson.He actually brought in themilitary -- guess what? --to put down riots inWashington, D.C, so General Mattis really shouldhave picked up a couple of hishistory books.

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