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A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force.
synonyms: coup, putsch, takeover.
is a specific kind of: group action.
is a broader term that covers: countercoup.
instances of which are: October Revolution, Russian Revolution.
derivation: arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp.
Dutch: coup, putsch, staatsgreepPolish: pucz, zamach stanu
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