open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler.
resistance to or defiance of any authority, control
, or tradition.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English rebellioun Related forms
< Old French
< Latin rebelliōn-
(stem of rebelliō
), equivalent to rebell
) to rebel
+ -iōn- -ion
1. mutiny, sedition. 2. insubordination, disobedience.