in·sur·gent 1 /in-'sər-jənt/ n
1: a person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; esp: one not recognized as a belligerent
2: one that acts contrary to the established leadership (as of a political party, union, or corporation) or its decisions and policies
insurgent 2 adj: rising in opposition to civil or political authority or against an established government

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun agitator, anarchist, demagogue, disrupter, insubordinate, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, mutineer, nihilist, radical, rebel, rebellis, reformer, renegade, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, seditionary, subverted traitor II index disobedient, insubordinate, malcontent, radical (favoring drastic change), restive, uncontrollable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person who rises up against the government or authorities.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • insurgent — ⇒INSURGENT, subst. masc. A. HIST., au plur. Troupes hongroises levées extraordinairement pour le service de l État. (Dict. XIXe et XXe s.). Les insurgents s assemblèrent (Ac. 1835, 1878). B. 1. HIST., gén. au plur. Colons américains prenant parti …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insurgent — [adj] rebellious anarchical, contumacious, disobedient, factious, insubordinate, insurrectionary, mutinous, revolting, revolutionary, riotous, seditious; concept 401 Ant. obedient, subordinate insurgent [n] rebel agitator, anarch, anarchist,… …   New thesaurus

  • insurgent — [in sʉr′jənt] adj. [L insurgens, prp. of insurgere, to rise up (against) < in , in, upon + surgere, to rise: see SURGE] rising up against established authority; rebellious; specif., a) designating or of a revolt or rebellion not well enough… …   English World dictionary

  • Insurgent — Insurgent, lat. dtsch., Aufständischer; insurgiren, aufstehen, zum Aufstande reizen; Insurrection, Aufstand (s. d.); vor Zeiten in Ungarn das allgem. Aufgebot des Reichsadels …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • insurgent — n *rebel, iconoclast …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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