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coup d'etat

1640s, from French coup d'étate, literally "stroke of the state" (see coup). Technically any sudden, decisive political act but popularly restricted to the overthrow of a government.

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coup d'etat

n. (alternative form of coup d'état English)

coup d'état

alt. The sudden overthrow of a government, differing from a revolution by being carried out by a small group of people who replace only the leading figures. n. The sudden overthrow of a government, differing from a revolution by being carried out by a small group of people who replace only the leading figures.

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coup d'etat

n. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force [syn: coup, putsch, takeover]

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Coup d'Etat (comics)

"Coup d'Etat" was a 2004 comic book crossover storyline published by Wildstorm Comics.

Coup d'Etat (Muslimgauze album)

Coup D'Etat is an album by Muslimgauze. Although the album was only pressed to 12-inch vinyl, it was later coupled with Abu Nidal and released on CD as Coup D'Etat/Abu Nidal.

The track "Una Voca" appears to be the same track as "Death Of Saint Jarnaii Singh Bindranwale" on Blinded Horses.

Coup d'Etat (Plasmatics album)

Coup d'Etat is the third studio album released by punk rock band The Plasmatics in 1982.

Coup d'Etat (film)

is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Yoshishige Yoshida. It was Japan's submission to the 46th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but it was not accepted as a nominee.

Coup d'état

A coup d'état , literally "blow of state" or "hit of state"; plural: coups d'état, (pronounced like the singular form), also known simply as a coup , putsch or an overthrow, is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus. A coup d'état is considered successful when the usurpers seize and hold power for at least seven days.

Coup d'état (disambiguation)

A coup d'état is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means.

Coup d'état may also refer to:

Music:

  • Coup d'Etat (Plasmatics album), a 1982 album by Plasmatics
  • Coup d'Etat (Muslimgauze album), a 1987 album by Muslimgauze
  • Coup D'Etat, a 2013 album by G-Dragon
  • "Coup d'Etat", a song by Level 42 on the album World Machine
  • "Coup d'etat", a song by Refused on the album Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
  • "Coup d'État", a song by Circle Jerks on the album Golden Shower of Hits
  • "Coup d'Etat", a song by Henry Jackman on the album X-men: First Class

Other uses:

  • "Coup D'etat" (Stargate Atlantis), an episode of the science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis
  • Coup d'Etat (comics), a 2004 crossover event published by Wildstorm Comics
  • Coup d'Etat (film), a 1973 Japanese film directed by Yoshishige Yoshida
  • Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook, a 1969 book by Edward Luttwak that examines aspects of a coup and how to go about initiating a coup
Coup d'Etat (G-Dragon album)

Coup d'Etat (stylized as COUP D'ETAT) is the second studio album by South Korean artist G-Dragon, member and leader of the K-pop group Big Bang. The album was initially released on iTunes. The first five tracks of the album were released on September 2, 2013, the next seven tracks were released on September 5, and physical copies were released on September 13. The album contains the single " MichiGO" which was released earlier in 2013.

The album features collaborations from various artists such as Diplo, Baauer, Missy Elliott, Boys Noize, Sky Ferreira, Zion.T, Lydia Paek, and labelmate Jennie Kim.

Usage examples of "coup d'etat".

But a commander could not simply assume that all his officers and noncoms would follow orders, when it came to something as politically risky and irregular as a coup d'etat.

His National Purification Party staged a coup d'etat a few years ago and put him on the throne.

The gist of Antonina's report was that no Roman military unit from the great southern and eastern provinces could possibly arrive in Constantinople in time to prevent the planned coup d'etat.

Among the highest Roman officials who survived the purge after the failed coup d'etat which had been suppressed by Belisarius and Antonina a few months before, Chrysopolis had a reputation for ability and—.

Among the highest Roman officials who survived the purge after the failed coup d'etat which had been suppressed by Belisarius and Antonina a few months before, Chrysopolis had a reputation for ability and—.

Among the highest Roman officials who survived the purge after the failed coup d'etat which had been suppressed by Belisarius and Antonina a few months before, Chrysopolis had a reputation for ability and-a far rarer characteristic among those circles-scrupulous honesty.