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Dictionary entry overview: What does coup d'etat mean?
• COUP D'ETAT (noun)
The noun COUP D'ETAT has 1 sense:
1. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
Familiarity information: COUP D'ETAT used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("coup d'etat" is a kind of...):
group action (action taken by a group of people)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coup d'etat"):
countercoup (a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat)
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