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insurrection

noun [C or U]     /ˌɪn.sərˈek.ʃən/ US  /-sɚ-/
an organized attempt by a group of people to defeat their government and take control of their country , usually by violence : armed insurrectionActivism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
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