insurrectionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insurrectionist a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insurrectionist One who favors, or takes part in, insurrection; an insurgent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insurrectionist One who favors, excites, or is engaged in insurrection; an insurgent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Insurrectionist one who favours or takes part in an insurrection
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. insurrection-eminsurgĕre. See Insurgent.

Usage

In literature:

During several months of careful planning and organizing, the insurrectionists had gathered clubs, swords, and other crude weapons.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
At this point the insurrectionists announced their purpose to enter upon the practice of privateering.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Five" by Abraham Lincoln
At this point the insurrectionists announced their purpose to enter upon the practice of privateering.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
The insurrectionists were expected every moment.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
Court for the trial of the insurrectionists assembled at nine o'clock.
"The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Henry Inman
Betrayed, and driven into premature collision with their oppressors, the insurrectionists were speedily crushed into subjection.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In Scotland and Ireland the insurrectionists were more successful, being supported in either instance by the national feeling.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
The janissaries, most of whom were indifferent as to who should rule, at once sided with the insurrectionists.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
The excitement spread rapidly, and the whites arose and armed themselves in order to repel these insurrectionists.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
He couldn't be of much help to insurrectionists.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In news:

He is a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and coauthor of the book Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea (University of Michigan Press, 2009).
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