What does the word insurgent mean?

Usage examples for insurgent

  1. Although many conservative Republican leaders, like Mr. Cannon, Mr. Payne, and Mr. Dalzell, were returned, their position in the minority was seriously impaired by the election of many " insurgent" Republicans from the West, who were out of harmony with the old methods of the party. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  2. We have one very good friend among them, but until we met him we did not know an insurgent from a Spanish regular. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  3. Such things had been done in the Netherlands in former days, the Duke observed, as he proceeded to narrate how a predecessor of his Highness and a prince of the land, after having been compelled to sign innumerable documents, had been, in conclusion, tossed out of the windows of his own palace, with all his retinue, to perish upon the pikes of an insurgent mob below. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley