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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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The Kurds in Iraq in the early 1970s staged a rebellion against the Baathist dictatorship in Baghdad, and they enjoyed some American support.
The Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson
Several reasons have been cited as causes of the rebellions over the last five months, but most experts agree the revolts are politicized and poor leadership is to blame.
The work begins with a preface by Eva von Dassow, who poses the question as to why rebellions do not occupy a more important place in Mesopotamian historiography.
For a variety of reasons and with a variety of outcomes, United States history is peppered with rebellions large and small; in fact, the country was founded by virtue of a major revolution, and such collective action against tyranny and injustice was acknowledged by founding fathers (most famously, Thomas Jefferson) as a necessary dynamic in a democracy.
Although Wood in no way romanticizes the 1549 rebellions, he points out that the defamation of the name of leader Robert Kett in the years subsequent to the event occurred in part as an attempt to restore order within society and brand the rebellions as traitorous acts of the lower class.
Harvey seems to have been influenced by the report (or at least by the positions contained within it), stating that there was a 'tradition of brigandage in Tharrawaddy' where 'there had always been such rebellions, led by monk-magicians, from time immemorial, under the kings'.
The texts themselves relate to both the 1715 and 1745 rebellions and, if they were written out by Avison, show that he maybe had some sympathy for their cause.
Both the mid-nineteenth century Taiping (1851-64) and Muslim (1864-77) rebellions posed real threats to the Manchu dynasty and its territorial integrity.
The great Andean rebellions of the 1780s mobilized hundreds of thousands of Indians, constituting the greatest challenge to colonial rule until independence in the early 1800s.
Oglethorpe warned that Catholic priests, disguised as physicians and dancing masters, were infiltrating coastal cities with orders to encourage slave rebellions and prepare the way for a Spanish invasion.