Definition for TUR'BU-LENCE, or TUR'BU-LEN-CY

TUR'BU-LENCE, or TUR'BU-LEN-CY, n. [See Turbulent.]

  1. A disturbed state; tumult; confusion; as, the turbulence of the times; turbulence in political affairs.
  2. Disorder or tumult of the passions; as, turbulence of mind. Dryden.
  3. Agitation; tumultuousness; as, turbulence of blood. Swift.
  4. Disposition to resist authority; insubordination; as, the turbulence of subjects.

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