- 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.
- organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority
- dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
“war waged against a government by some portion of its subjects,” mid-14c., from Old French rebellion (14c.) and directly from Latin rebellionem (nominative rebellio) “rebellion, revolt; renewal of war,” from rebellis (see rebel (adj.)).