Meaning of coup d'état in English:

coup d'état

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nounplural noun coups d'état/ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/

  • A sudden, violent, and unlawful seizure of power from a government; a coup.

    • ‘a military coup d'état brought down the government’
    seizure of power, coup, overthrow, takeover, ousting, deposition, regime change
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Pronunciation

coup d'état

/ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/ /ku deta/

Origin

French, literally ‘blow of state’.