Definitions

Blog Post Date: Jan 10th, 2021

Blog Post Last Update: Jan 22nd, 2021

Definitions

Word Definition
Collusion Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.
Coup A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
Incite Urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way.
Insurrection A violent uprising against an authority or government.
Quid pro quo A favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something.
Sedition Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Treason The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one's country or of assisting its enemies in war specifically : the act of levying war against the United States or adhering to or giving aid and comfort to its enemies by one who owes it allegiance.

These words (coup, sedition, insurrection, treason, incite) are being used quite freely since the attack on the Capitol