in·sur·rec·tion /ˌin-sə-'rek-shən/ n: the act or an instance of revolting esp. violently against civil or political authority or against an established government; also: the crime of inciting or engaging in such revolt
whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States...shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten yearsU.S. Code

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

I noun anarchy, defiance, disobedience, disorder, disturbance, insubordination, insurgence, insurgency, motus, mutineering, mutiny, noncompliance, outbreak, overthrow, political upheaval, rebellio, rebellion, resistance to government, revolt, revolution, not, rising, seditio. sedition, uprising II index anarchy, commotion, defiance, disloyalty, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, rebellion, resistance, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, treason

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A violent uprising against the government or authority; a rebellion by citizens against the government.

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

A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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