insurgency


noun, plural in·sur·gen·cies for 4.

  1. the state or condition of being insurgent.
  2. insurrection against an existing government, usually one’s own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent.
  3. rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.
  4. insurgence.
n.

1803, from insurgent + -cy.

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