rebellion

[ ri-bel-yuhn ]
/ rɪˈbɛl yən /

noun

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

1300–50; Middle English rebellioun < Old French < Latin rebelliōn- (stem of rebelliō), equivalent to rebell(āre) to rebel + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·re·bel·lion, nounpre·re·bel·lion, adjectivesem·i·re·bel·lion, nounsub·re·bel·lion, noun
Can be confusedrebellion revolt revolution
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rebellion

/ (rɪˈbɛljən) /

noun

organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority
dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc

Word Origin for rebellion

C14: via Old French from Latin rebelliō revolt (of those conquered); see rebel
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