The definition of a rebellion is a resistance against something, particularly the government, authority or other controlling forces.
An example of a rebellion is a refusal by a large group of people to follow a law.
- an act or state of armed resistance to one's government
- a defiance of or opposition to any kind of authority or control
Origin of rebellionMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin rebellio: see rebel
- a. Open, armed, and organized resistance to a constituted government.b. An instance of this.
- a. Defiance toward an authority or established convention: an act of adolescent rebellion.b. An instance of this.
Origin of rebellionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin rebelliō, rebelliōn-, from rebellāre, to rebel; see Rebel .
- (uncountable) Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
- The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.
- (countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.
- Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.
- (countable) An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government.
- The army general led a successful rebellion and became president of the country.