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Rebellion

Re`bel´lion   Pronunciation: rė`bĕl´yŭn
n.1.The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.
2.Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
Commission of rebellion
(Eng. Law) a process of contempt issued on the nonappearance of a defendant, - now abolished.
- Wharton.
Noun1.rebellion - refusal to accept some authority or code or convention; "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
2.Rebellionrebellion - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

REBELLION, crim. law. The taking up arms traitorously against the government and in another, and perhaps a more correct sense, rebellion signifies the forcible opposition and resistance to the laws and process lawfully issued.
     2. If the rebellion amount to treason, it is punished by the laws of the United States with death. If it be a mere resistance of process, it is generally punished by fine and imprisonment. See Dalloz, Dict. h.t.; Code Penal, 209.

REBELLION, COMMISSION OF. A commission of rebellion is the name of a writ issuing out of chancery to compel the defendant to appear. Vide Commission of Rebellion.

anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, chaos, civil disorder, confusion, contumacy, criminal syndicalism, defiance, disobedience, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disruption, emeute, general uprising, insubordination, insurgence, insurgency, jacquerie, levee en masse, lynch law, misrule, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, mutiny, nihilism, ochlocracy, outbreak, peasant revolt, primal chaos, putsch, rebelliousness, resistance, revolution, riot, rising, syndicalism, tohubohu, turmoil, unruliness
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