Coup d'état

The phrase did not appear within an English text before the nineteenth century except when used in translation of a French source, there being no simple phrase in English to convey the contextualized idea of a "knockout blow to the existing administration within a state".

What may be its first published use within a text composed in English, is in an editor's note in the London Morning Chronicle, 7 January 1802, reporting the arrest by Napoleon 
in France, of Moreau, Berthier, Masséna, and Bernadotte:
There was a report in circulation yesterday of a sort of coup d'état having taken place in France, in consequence of some formidable conspiracy (:)))) against the existing government.
coup ‎(plural coups)
  1. A quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph [quotations ▼]
  2. (US, historical, of Native Americans) A blow against an enemy delivered in a way that shows bravery.  [quotations ▼]
  3. coup d'état [quotations ▼]
  4. (by extension) A takeover of one group by another.
  5. A single roll of the wheel at roulette, or a deal in rouge et noir.

A triumph!
Now we are approaching at breakneck speed 
a CIA coup in the USA?

The CIA has long engineered coups in other countries.
Attempted Coups & Succesful Coups.
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