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noun breach of orders, contumacy, disobedience, indiscipline, insubordination, insurgency, insurrection, lack of discipline, lese majesty, motus, mutiny, opposition, outbreak, overthrow, overturn, resistance, resistance movement, revolt, riot, rising, seditio, sedition, strike, subversion, upheaval, uprising, upset, violation
See also: anarchy, commotion, defiance, disloyalty, disturbance, infidelity, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, resistance, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, subversion, treason

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.

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More than 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the anti-government revolt started in March 2011, according to the United Nations.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became even more isolated Wednesday night when one of his high ranking officials, deputy oil minister, Abdo Hussameddin announced his resignation on YouTube and said that he has deserted him to join the anti-government revolt one year into the uprising.
8 ( ANI ): Syria's Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameddin has announced his resignation, saying he is joining the anti-government revolt.