- open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler.
- resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition.
- the act of rebelling.
Origin of rebellion
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Examples from the Web for rebellion
And, just like Katniss, we need rules that make solidarity a centerpiece of shared life, not a desperate act of rebellion.The Hunger Games Economy
November 29, 2014
It may have looked like paradise, but a rebellion was brewing around the Davises.
Since then, Kisangani has been the epicenter of nearly every rebellion in the Congo.
Democratic rebellion has transformed America in important ways.Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary
September 28, 2014
Before the Russian-backed rebellion in eastern Ukraine most were regarded as little more than hooligans.Ukraine’s President Wowed Congress, But His Party Has a Dark Side
September 19, 2014
This knowledge constrained the girl, even drove her into rebellion.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"I know who'll have to do all the work," the boy retorted, bitterness and rebellion in his tone.
From the depths of her rebellion and forgiveness, slow tears rose.
She understood only too well how deeply this rebellion was rooted.
They had only just arrived and they were in perfect health, with plenty of courage for rebellion.My Double Life
- organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority
- dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
Word Origin and History for rebellion
"war waged against a government by some portion of its subjects," mid-14c., from Old French rebellion (14c.) and directly from Latin rebellionem (nominative rebellio) "rebellion, revolt; renewal of war," from rebellis (see rebel (adj.)).