Legal Definition and Related Resources of Revolution

Meaning of Revolution

Fundamental changes in political organization, government or constitution ; an overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and substitution of another by the governed. Such process is frequently accompanied by violent acts, although it may not be violent and it does not necessarily denote force or violence . See U.S. v Foster, (D.C.N.Y.) 9 F.R.D. 367.

Synonyms of Revolution


  • anarchy
  • déb


    This term is a noun.

    Etimology of Revolution

    (You may find revolution at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

    late 14c., originally of celestial bodies, from Old French revolucion “course, revolution (of celestial bodies)” (13c.), or directly from Late Latin revolutionem (nominative revolutio) “a revolving,” noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revolvere “turn, roll back” (see revolve). General sense of “instance of great change in affairs” is recorded from mid-15c. Political meaning “overthrow of an established political system” first recorded c. 1600, derived from French, and was especially applied to the expulsion of the Stuart dynasty under James II in 1688 and transfer of sovereignty to William and Mary.


    See Also

    • Independence


    Legal English Vocabulary: Revolution in Spanish

    Online translation of the English legal term revolution into Spanish: revolución (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    See Also

    • Parliamentary Law
    • Political Law
    • Political Constitution
    • Political Science
    • Politics




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