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English definition of “subversion”

subversion

noun [U]     /səbˈvɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈvɝː-/ formal
the act of trying to destroy or damage an established system or government: He was found guilty of subversion and imprisoned.Taking action against people in power
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