What does rebellion mean?

Definitions for rebellion
rɪˈbɛl yənre·bel·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellion(noun)

    refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

    "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"

  2. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising(noun)

    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Wiktionary

  1. rebellion(Noun)

    Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.

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

  2. rebellion(Noun)

    Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.

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

  3. rebellion(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebellion(verb)

    the act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection

  2. Rebellion(verb)

    open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority

Freebase

  1. Rebellion

    Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors aimed at destroying or taking over the position of an established authority such as a government, governor, president, political leader, or person in charge. On the one hand the forms of behaviour can include non-violent methods such as the phenomena of civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance. On the other hand it may encompass violent campaigns. Those who participate in rebellions, especially if they are armed rebellions, are known as "rebels". Throughout history, many different groups that opposed their governments have been called rebels. Over 450 peasant revolts erupted in southwestern France between 1590 and 1715. In the United States, the term was used for the Continentals by the British in the Revolutionary War, and for the Confederacy by the Union in the American Civil War. Most armed rebellions have not been against authority in general, but rather have sought to establish a new government in their place. For example, the Boxer Rebellion sought to implement a stronger government in China in place of the weak and divided government of the time. The Jacobite Risings attempted to restore the deposed Stuart kings to the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland, rather than abolish the monarchy completely.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rebellion

    name of two risings of Jacobites in Scotland to restore the exiled Stuart dynasty to the throne, one in behalf of the Pretender in 1715, headed by the Earl of Mar, and defeated at Sheriffmuir, and the other in behalf of the Young Chevalier, and defeated at Culloden in April 1746.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rebellion

    The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; the taking of arms traitorously to resist the authority of lawful government; revolt; insurrection.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rebellion' in Nouns Frequency: #2899

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rebellion in a Sentence

  1. Turan Basri:

    The crowd became hostile very quickly due to wanting to go to work. I sympathize with the aims of Extinction Rebellion but this was an own goal, canning Town is a very working class area. Seeing what they perceived to be middle-class protesters preventing working class people from earning a living didn't go down well.

  2. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman:

    I don't own a suit or a tie and that's not a statement of rebellion or anything like that, it's out of deference to my community, it's out of deference to what's across the street, in terms of the mill.

  3. Thomas Paine:

    Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

  4. Extinction Rebellion:

    Extinction Rebellion's latest target is McKinsey & Co, the world's leading management consultants, high priests of global capitalism, xR is demanding that McKinsey use its enormous influence over governments and business to effect drastic reduction of global carbon emissions and prevent the worst effects of climate breakdown.

  5. David Doniger:

    She cut the budget and dismantled the laws, fired the scientists -- or at least ignored them, etc., what happened with Gorsuch is that she got about two years into this mission of destroying the agency and there was a broad rebellion that manifested in the media and in public opinion and in the Democratically-controlled Congress.

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