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Insurgency

insurgency n

pl: -cies
: the quality or state of being insurgent
;specif
: a condition of revolt against a recognized government that does not reach the proportions of an organized revolutionary government and is not recognized as belligerency


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.