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counter-revolution

noun [C] uk   /ˌkaʊn.tə.rev.əˈluː.ʃən/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
a political activity that happens as a reaction to an earlier political changeTaking action against people in power
counter-revolutionary
adjective, noun [C] uk   /ˌkaʊn.tə.rev.əˈluː.ʃən.ər.i/ us    /-t̬ɚ.rev.əˈluː.ʃən.er-/
counter-revolutionary activities/literature She was tried and executed for being a counter-revolutionary.Taking action against people in power
(Definition of counter-revolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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