The definition of a rebellion is a resistance against something, particularly the government, authority or other controlling forces.(noun)
An example of a rebellion is a refusal by a large group of people to follow a law.
See rebellion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr < L rebellio: see rebel
See rebellion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin rebelliō, rebelliōn-
Origin: , from rebellāre, to rebel; see Rebel.
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