|v. i.||1.||To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.|
But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
And still revolt when trith would set them free.
|2.||Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.|
|3.||To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; - with at; |
|v. t.||1.||To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.|
|2.||To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; |
|n.||1.||The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion; |
|Noun||1.||revolt - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another|
|Verb||1.||revolt - make revolution; "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"|
|2.||revolt - fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"|
|3.||revolt - cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us"|
REVOLT, crim. law. The act of congress of April 30, 1790, s. 8, 1 Story's L.
U. S. 84, punishes with death any seaman who shall lay violent hands upon
his commander, thereby to hinder or prevent his fighting in defence of his
ship, or goods committed to his trust, or shall make a revolt in the ship.
What is a revolt is not defined in the act of congress nor by the common
law; it was therefore contended, that it could not be deemed an offence for
which any person could be punished. 1 Pet. R. 118.
2. In a case which occurred in the circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the defendants were charged with an endeavour to make a revolt. The judges sent up the case to the supreme court upon a certificate of division of opinion of the judges; as to the definition of the word revolt. 4 W. C. C. R. 528. The opinion of the supreme court was delivered by Washington, J., and is in these words "This case comes before the court upon a certificate of division of the opinion of the judges of the circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, upon the following point assigned by the defendants as a reason in arrest of judgment, viz. that the act of congress does not define the offence of endeavoring to make a revolt; and it is not competent to the court to give a judicial definition of an offence heretofore unknown.
"This court is of opinion that although the act of congress does not define this offence, it is nevertheless, competent to the court to give a judicial definition of it. We think that the offence consists in the endeavor of the crew of a vessel, or any one or more of them, to overthrow the legitimate authority of her commander, with intent to remove him from his command; or against his will to take possession of the vessel by assuming the government and navigation of her; or by transferring their obedience from the lawful commander to some other person." 11 Wheat. R. 417. Vide 4 W. C. C. R. 528, 405; Mason's R. 147 4 Mason, R. 105; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 548 1 Pet. C. C. R. 213; 5 Mason, R. 464; 1 Sumn. 448; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 525; 1 Carr. & Kirw. 429.
3. According to Wolff, revolt and rebellion are nearly synonymous; he says it is the state of citizens who unjustly take up arms against the prince or government. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 1232.