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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·ver·sion /səbˈvɝʒən, ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·ver·sion n.  The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution.
    The subversion [by a storm] of woods and timber . . . through my whole estate.   --Evelyn.
    Laws have been often abused to the oppression and subversion of that order they were intended to preserve.   --Rogers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty;
           undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor";
           "the big city's subversion of rural innocence" [syn: corruption]
      2: the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a
         legally constituted government [syn: subversive activity]