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insurgent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insurgent  \In*sur"gent\,  a.  [L.  insurgens,  p.  pr  of  insurgere 
  to  rise  up  pref.  in-  in  +  surgere  to  rise.  See  {Surge}.] 
  Rising  in  opposition  to  civil  or  political  authority,  or 
  against  an  established  government;  insubordinate;  rebellious. 
  ``The  insurgent  provinces.''  --Motley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insurgent  \In*sur"gent\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  insurgent.] 
  A  person  who  rises  in  revolt  against  civil  authority  or  an 
  established  government;  one  who  openly  and  actively  resists 
  the  execution  of  laws;  a  rebel. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Rebel}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insurgent 
  adj  :  in  opposition  to  a  civil  authority  or  government  [syn:  {seditious}, 
  {subversive}] 
  n  1:  a  person  who  takes  part  in  a  rebellion  in  the  hope  of 
  improving  conditions  [syn:  {insurrectionist},  {mutineer}, 
  {rebel}] 
  2:  a  member  of  an  irregular  armed  force  that  fights  a  stronger 
  force  by  sabotage  and  harassment  [syn:  {guerrilla},  {guerilla}, 
  {irregular}] 




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