subversive


subversive
Noun: One who seeks to undermine and overthrow established authority of the government. An organization that teaches and advocates the overthrow of government by force or violence. Adler v Board of Education, 342 US 485, 96 L Ed 517, 72 S Ct 380, 27 ALR2d 472. Adjective: Undermining the foundation of government. Mere personal abstention from violence, or even from violent language, does not secure immunity from deportation as a subversive alien, if the result of the gentlest and most guarded speech is to advocate or teach that subversion which is condemned by statute. The "philosophic" anarchist is an anarchist nevertheless. United States ex rel. Georgian v Uhl (CA2 NY) 271 F 676, cert den 256 US 701, 65 L Ed 1178, 41 S Ct 623. See sedition; treason.

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  • subversive — index conspirer, harmful, lawless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • subversive — I UK [səbˈvɜː(r)sɪv] / US [səbˈvɜrsɪv] adjective intended to destroy the power or influence of a government or an established belief They were expelled from the country for subversive activities. It s a challenging novel with a subversive message …   English dictionary

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