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insurgency

noun [U]     /ɪnˈsɜː.dʒən.si/ US  /-ˈsɝː-/
an occasion when a group of people attempt to take control of their country by force: The government is reported to be concerned about the growing insurgency in the South. → Compare counterinsurgencyActivism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
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