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

 in·sur·rec·tion /ˌɪn(t)səˈrɛkʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sur·rec·tion n.
 1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.
    It is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.   --Ezra iv. 19.
 2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Insurrection, Sedition, Revolt, Rebellion, Mutiny.
 Usage: Sedition is the raising of commotion in a state, as by conspiracy, without aiming at open violence against the laws. Insurrection is a rising of individuals to prevent the execution of law by force of arms. Revolt is a casting off the authority of a government, with a view to put it down by force, or to substitute one ruler for another. Rebellion is an extended insurrection and revolt. Mutiny is an insurrection on a small scale, as a mutiny of a regiment, or of a ship's crew.
 I say again,
 In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate
 The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition.   --Shak.
    Insurrections of base people are commonly more furious in their beginnings.   --Bacon.
    He was greatly strengthened, and the enemy as much enfeebled, by daily revolts.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 Though of their names in heavenly records now
 Be no memorial, blotted out and razed
 By their rebellion from the books of life.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one
          faction tries to wrest control from another [syn: rebellion,
           revolt, rising, uprising]