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English

Etymology

French, “stroke of state”.

Pronunciation

cou·d'é·tat

  • IPA: ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː
  • AHD: ko͞o"dā tä

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
coup d’état

Plural
coups d’état

coup d’état (plural coups 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.

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