Subversion

Sub*ver"sion

(?), n. [L. subversio: cf. F. subversion. See Subvert.] The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution.
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The subversion [by a storm] of woods and timber . . . through my whole estate.
Evelyn.
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Laws have been often abused to the oppression and subversion of that order they were intended to preserve.
Rogers.
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