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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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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.
In telling the story of the 1549 rebellions, Andy Wood utilizes an event that is oftentimes neglected in the already full and rich narrative of the Tudor period to address issues related to class, religion, and speech.
One particular consequence of examining the rebellion within a general 'Burmese' nationalist interpretation and specifically within a religious-nationalist strain was that rebellions in Burma since 1885 were beginning to be seen as typically restorative in nature in that Burmese sought to reinstate pre-colonial institutions as opposed to replacing them with western institutions.
"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."
The paradox is explained by the widespread discontent of the people, resulting from the rising tax burden occasioned by rebellions in other parts of China.
Rather than focusing on the period just prior to the rebellions, the author quite rightfully picks up the story in the 1740s, when a short-lived spate of Andean peasant rebellions prefigured the later, much more massive ones.
On 6 April, convinced that a slave rebellion was underway, the New York Supreme Court launched an investigation.
The rebellion last night by 72 Labour MPs over university 'top up' fees is the biggest backbench revolt faced by Tony Blair on a domestic issue.
The Rebellion, which is referred to as "riots" by some, including my parents, was a moment when shifts in strands of meanings are marked in my mind.
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia for 1787 was called to deal with this problem, to set up "big government," to protect the interests of merchants, slaveholders, land speculators, establish law and order, and avert future rebellions like that of Shays.