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coup d'étatnoun [C]

 /ˌkuˌdeɪˈtɑ/ (plural coups d'état or coup d'états  /ˌkuˌdeɪˈtɑ, -ˈtɑz/ ) (short form coup)
suddendefeat of a ​government through ​illegalforce by a ​smallgroup, often a ​military one
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