Definition Of insurrection


a violent uprising against an authority or government.

the insurrection was savagely put down

Example Of insurrection

  • 1968 was the big year of revolt, its epicentre the student-led insurrection in Paris.

  • Almost 40 years after its initial release it has tremendous resonance because it demonstrates the modus operandi of contemporary colonial oppression and reveals what gives rise to and fuels a nationalist insurrectionary movement.

  • An insurrection by French resistance forces freed the city.

  • An agrarian insurrection swept across the region in the 1880s.

  • An urban insurrection in Jerusalem was followed by a general uprising of the Jewish peasantry.

  • More Example