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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Example sentences
It was one that turned her taking care of herself into an act of rebellion
  against the school.
The power elite in this country has already bunkered down, and expects food
  riots, shortages and general rebellion.
And his rebellion came at the precise moment that the old social models were
  also weakening.
Student rebellion against the charade has only narrowly been quelled.
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