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coup d'etat wordnet sense
  1. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
  2. A coup d'état (plural: coups d'état)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden unconstitutional deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to replace the deposed government with another body; either civil or ...
  3. Coup D'Etat is an album by Muslimgauze. Although the album was only pressed to 12" vinyl is was later coupled with Abu Nidal and released on CD as Coup D'Etat/Abu Nidal.
  4. Coup d'Etat is the third studio album released by punk/metal band The Plasmatics in 1982.
  5. "Coup d'État" was a company-wide crossover event published by Wildstorm Comics in 2004.
  6. The second season of the television series Stargate Atlantis commenced airing on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States on July 15, 2005, concluded on The Movie Network in Canada on January 30, 2006, and contained 20 episodes. The show itself is a spin off of its sister show, Stargate SG-1. ...
  7. The sudden overthrow of a government, differing from a revolution by being carried out by a small group of people who replace only the leading figures
  8. Alternative form of coup d'état
  9. a sudden and decisive political act resulting in a compulsory change of government; literally a "stroke concerning the state". An unsuccessful revolt is called a "putsch". Compare HEADHUNTING, DECAPITATION; see RAPPROCHEMENT, DETENTE, ENTENTE, APPEASE, TRUCE, RAISON D'ETAT. ...
  10. when a group takes over a gov't and its leaders in a quick often violent way
  11. A sudden, decisive exercise of power whereby the existing government is subverted without the consent of the people, in a more or less violent fashion.
  12. a sudden revolution in which control of a government is seized by force. Also means a sudden stroke of policy.
  13. TPB - Written by Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Robbie Morrison and Micah Wright; Art by Jim Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Alé Garza, Whilce Portacio, and various. Tao has tricked the U.S. government into committing an interdimensional atrocity, and only the Authority can save the planet! ...
  14. The acting of overthrowing a government in favor of another, usually through violent means.