HyperDic: coup_d[etat

English > 1 sense of the expression coup d'etat:
NOUNactcoup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeovera sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
English > coup d'etat: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force.
Synonymscoup, putsch, takeover
InstancesRussian Revolution, October RevolutionThe coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
NarrowercountercoupA sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishalzamiento, golpe de estado, golpe, pronunciamiento, putsh
Catalancop d'estat

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