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    Default violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    What would be an official term for this in english?

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    Default Re: violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    What would be an official term for this in english?
    Do you mean "...resistance against"..."?

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    Default Re: violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    yes

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    Default Re: violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    yes
    I don't think there is one official term, it would depend on the context, "rioter" is possible, "insurgent", "terrorist", there are several possibilities.

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    Default Re: violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    And- rebellion, revolution, revolt
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    Default Re: violent resistance of a person who maintains order

    If there's no violence, just an atmosphere of resentment and resistance, it's possible (in Br Eng, used by people with a memory of military discipline [as it was an offence in the army, even though the culprit hadn't 'done' anything]) to use the expression 'dumb insolence'.

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