I verb annihilate, confound, corrupt, defeat, demolish, demoralize, despoil, destroy, devastate, disestablish, dismantle, disrupt, evertere, extinguish, extirpate, impair, injure, lay waste, level, overset, overthrow, overturn, pervert, pull down, put an end to, ruin, spy against, subvertere, throw down, topple, tumble, turn over, undermine, undo, upset, vitiate associated concepts: subvert the laws II index corrupt, destroy (efface), disturb, harm, overthrow, overturn, pervert, supplant, upset

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To work to undermine established authority or overthrow the government.

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


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