2. Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a
given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its
cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons
are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured.
(In*sure"), v. i. To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent.
(In*sur"er) n. One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that contracts to indemnify
losses for a premium; an underwriter.
(In*sur"gence In*sur"gen*cy) n. A state of insurrection; an uprising; an insurrection.
A moral insurgence in the minds of grave men against the Court of Rome.G. Eliot.
(In*sur"gent) a. [L. insurgens, p. pr. of insurgere to rise up; pref. in- in + surgere to rise.
See Surge.] Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious.
"The insurgent provinces." Motley.
(In*sur"gent), n. [Cf. F. insurgent.] A person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an
established government; one who openly and actively resists the execution of laws; a rebel.
Syn. See Rebel.
(In`sur*mount`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being insurmountable.
(In`sur*mount"a*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + surmountable: cf. F. insurmountable.] Incapable
of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle.
Hope thinks nothing difficult; despair tells us that difficulty is insurmountable.I. Watts.
Syn. Insuperable; impassable; invincible.
(In`sur*mount"a*ble*ness), n. The state or quality of being insurmountable; insurmountability.
(In`sur*mount"a*bly), adv. In a manner or to a degree not to be overcome.
(In`sur*rec"tion) n. [L. insurrectio, fr. insurgere, insurrectum: cf. F. insurrection. See
1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to
the execution of law in a city or state.
It is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition
have been made therein.Ezra iv. 19.
2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy. [Obs.]
Syn. Insurrection, Sedition, Revolt, Rebellion, Mutiny. Sedition is the raising of commotion in
a state, as by conspiracy, without aiming at open violence against the laws. Insurrection is a rising of
individuals to prevent the execution of law by force of arms. Revolt is a casting off the authority of a
government, with a view to put it down by force, or to substitute one ruler for another. Rebellion is an