Definition of Rebellion

1. Noun. Refusal to accept some authority or code or convention. "His body was in rebellion against fatigue"

Generic synonyms: Resistance
Derivative terms: Rebel, Rebellious, Rebellious



2. Noun. Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another.

Definition of Rebellion

1. n. The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.

Definition of Rebellion

1. Noun. Armed resistance to an established government or ruler. ¹

2. Noun. Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling. ¹

3. Noun. An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rebellion

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Medical Definition of Rebellion

1. 1. The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistances to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organised uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection. "No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed than men of desperate principles resort to it." (Ames) 2. Open resistances to, or defiance of, lawful authority. Commission of rebellion, a process of contempt on the nonappearance of a defendant, non abolished. Synonym: Insurrection, sedition, revolt, mutiny, resistances, contumacy. See Insurrection. Origin: F. Rebellion, L. Rebellio. See Rebel, Among the Romans rebellion was originally a revolt or open resistance to their government by nations that had been subdued in war. It was a renewed war. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rebellion

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Literary usage of Rebellion

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"Early in 1798, before the rebellion had broken out, but when the public mind was ... After the suppression of the rebellion, a civil action was brought ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"When bold rebellion ... fall of the angels for their rebellion, which the Greeks had received by- commerce with ^)gypt: and thus they account the rebellion ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The rebellion was suppressed the next year by a force under Sir Garnet Wolseley and ... RIEL'S rebellion, or the Northwest rebellion, was an outbreak of the ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1882)
"PARLIAMENT AND THE rebellion IN IRELAND. ALL public questions are now for the time ... Government, then, is called upon to act as in case of rebellion, ..."

5. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"If at this time a truce was really concluded with the rebellion Samnites, ... Her discontent broke out into open rebellion, and this revolt spread to ..."

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