Insurgent



[in-sur-juh nt] /ɪnˈsɜr dʒənt/

noun
1.
a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, especially a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws; rebel.
2.
a member of a section of a political party that revolts against the methods or policies of the party.
adjective
3.
of or characteristic of an insurgent or insurgents.
4.
surging or rushing in:
The insurgent waves battered the shore.
/ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt/
adjective
1.
rebellious or in revolt, as against a government in power or the civil authorities
noun
2.
a person who takes part in an uprising or rebellion; insurrectionist
3.
(international law) a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerency
n.

“one who rises in revolt,” 1765, from Latin insurgentem (nominative insurgens), present participle of insurgere “rise up, rise against, revolt,” from in- “against,” or perhaps merely intensive, + surgere “to rise” (see surge). An obsolete verb insurge “to rise in opposition or insurrection” is attested from 1530s.

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