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. Andrea Dworkin:

    The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.

  2. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    You may recall way back in, when was it,1961 United States invaded Cuba and the, everybody was totally convinced Fidel Castro was the worst guy in the world. All the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro, united States had forgotten that Fidel Castro educated the kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society.

  3. Tim Grimes:

    The Eighteenth Amendment and Volstead Act ushered in an era of widespread rebellion and crime, there was still high demand for alcohol, but no supply.

  4. Jack Kerouac:

    I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion.

  5. Howard Eissenstat:

    In the end it'd be very difficult to have an effective party rebellion against someone whose position is secure ... and who has captured the imagination of such a large part of their base, the frustration is palpable.

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