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state of emergency

Definitions

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  • n. A government decree that a particular situation requires the implementation of pre-arranged responses on a large scale.
  • n. The status quo following such declaration.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On July 26th, Badoglio had declared a state of emergency to prevent civil war.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Demonstrations at Berkeley to support French students and oppose de Gaulle turned into two nights of rioting until police enforced a curfew and state of emergency on the entire city of Berkeley.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • After thirty years in power, the INC and the Nehru-Gandhi family found itself in opposition for the first time, in large part because Indira used the state of emergency to cover abuses of power most frequently found in left-side-of-the-J-curve states.

    The J Curve

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