subversion

Part of speech: noun

Overthrow; ruin.

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Usage examples "subversion":

  1. They resolved that it was " a malicious, villainous libel, containing very many reflections on King Charles I., of ever- blessed memory, and tending to the subversion of the Monarchy." - "Books Condemned to be Burnt", James Anson Farrer.
  2. They use the method of subversion and internal revolution, and they use the method of external aggression. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. In addition, the Attorney General will soon appear before your Committees to present his recommendations for needed additional legal weapons with which to combat subversion in our country and to deal with the question of claimed immunity. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.