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palace coup

noun [C] uk   us   (also palace revolution)
a situation in which a leader is removed from power by the people who have worked with him or her: A palace coup led by General Rodríguez has toppled the dictator.
Translations of “palace coup”
in Chinese (Traditional) 宮廷政變…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宫廷政变…
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