Rebellion meaning

rĭ-bĕl'yən
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.

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An act or state of armed resistance to one's government.
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(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.

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(uncountable) Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.

The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.

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(countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.

Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.

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A defiance of or opposition to any kind of authority or control.
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Origin of rebellion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin rebelliō rebelliōn- from rebellāre to rebel rebel
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition