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open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler.
resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition.
the act of rebelling.

1300–50; Middle English rebellioun < Old French < Latin rebelliōn- (stem of rebelliō), equivalent to rebell(āre) to rebel + -iōn- -ion

nonrebellion, noun
prerebellion, adjective
semirebellion, noun
subrebellion, noun

rebellion, revolt, revolution.

1. mutiny, sedition. 2. insubordination, disobedience. Unabridged
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rebellion (rɪˈbɛljən)
1.  organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority
2.  dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
[C14: via Old French from Latin rebelliō revolt (of those conquered); see rebel]

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