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Meaning of SUBVERSION

Pronunciation:  sub'vurzhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
  2. [n]  destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"
 

SUBVERSION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: corruption, subversive activity
 
 See Also: debasement, degradation, overthrow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*ver"sion\, n. [L. subversio: cf. F. subversion.
See {Subvert}.]
The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned;
entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter
ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the
subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the
constitution.

      The subversion [by a storm] of woods and timber . . .
      through my whole estate.                 --Evelyn.

      Laws have been often abused to the oppression and
      subversion of that order they were intended to
      preserve.                                --Rogers.

 

 

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