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Noun: rebellion  ri'bel-yun [N. Amer], ri'be-lee-un [Brit]
  1. Refusal to accept some authority, code or convention
    "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
  2. Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    "military security has been stepped up since the recent rebellion";
    - insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising

Derived forms: rebellions

Type of: battle, conflict, resistance, struggle

Encyclopedia: Rebellion