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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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BAGHDAD: Moqtada Al Sadr's militiamen battled troops in four Iraqi cities yesterday, including the capital, as the hardline Shi'ite cleric threatened a countrywide campaign of civil revolt.
Moqtada al Sadr, Iraq's most powerful Shia warlord, has threatened a nationwide "civil revolt".
Sadr, whose supporters have already ordered police and soldiers off the streets of his Sadr City stronghold in north-east Baghdad, threatened a countrywide "civil revolt" if attacks on the Mehdi Army continued.
Al-Sadr demanded US forces leave Iraq, saying they now face 'a civil revolt'.