Insurrection

In`sur*rec"tion

(?), n. [L. insurrectio, fr. insurgere, insurrectum: cf. F. insurrection. See Insurgent.]
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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.
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It is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.
Ezra iv. 19.
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2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy. [Obs.]

Syn. -- Insurrection, Sedition, Revolt, Rebellion, Mutiny. Sedition is the raising of commotion in a state, as by conspiracy, without aiming at open violence against the laws. Insurrection is a rising of individuals to prevent the execution of law by force of arms. Revolt is a casting off the authority of a government, with a view to put it down by force, or to substitute one ruler for another. Rebellion is an extended insurrection and revolt. Mutiny is an insurrection on a small scale, as a mutiny of a regiment, or of a ship's crew.
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I say again,
In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate
The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition.
Shak.
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Insurrections of base people are commonly more furious in their beginnings.
Bacon.
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He was greatly strengthened, and the enemy as much enfeebled, by daily revolts.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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Though of their names in heavenly records now
Be no memorial, blotted out and razed
By their rebellion from the books of life.
Milton.
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