subversion

[ suh b-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF subversion

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Neither had he been anxious to exert himself for its subversion.

Therefore, the logical place to look for subversion is in the slums.

Your jargon was 'peace,' which meant Spanish invasion and Scottish subversion.

Your jargon was peace, which meant Spanish invasion and Scottish subversion.'

What, but its subversion, its disseverment, by its own internal antagonism?

The New Rich chose one of three paths: subversion, revolution and emulation.

They desire not to be present at the subversion of all Nature.

Here; there is no movement in Europe except in France, and here it will always be a movement of subversion.

From thence it is but one step to the subversion of all property.

Controversialists treat this as a subversion of the laws of Identity and Contradiction.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "physical destruction, demolition, ruination," from Old French subversion, from Late Latin subversionem (nominative subversio) "an overthrow, ruin, destruction," from past participle stem of subvertere (see subvert).

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