coup d'état
  • (America) enPR: ko͞o"dā tä, IPA: /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/
  • (British) IPA: /ˌkuː.dəˈteɪ/

coup d'état

  1. 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.
    Synonyms: coup, putsch

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