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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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The firm said that because of social unrest, many firms are not able to open their business, which accrues losses for them.
It is the Company's hope that a solution to the social unrest can be achieved as soon as possible and the oil production in the region can resume to the benefit of the country of Tunisia and all its citizens.
In the last two decades, several small-scale vertical machine-readable datasets [4, 5] and large scale code event datasets like ICEWS [6] and GDELT (Global Data on Events, Location, and Tone) [7] appeared, fueling the development of computation methods for the analysis and prediction of social unrest. It is worth mentioning that the GDELT dataset, with its tremendous amount of event records more than any other event datasets, opens up a new perspective of this research area.
"Social unrest can not be ruled out," he noted ominously.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu has authorized provincial governors to use the support of land forces against terrorism and social unrest in a government circular, a daily reported on Friday.
A prolonged slowdown is more likely to provoke social unrest in China than in other developed economies, because stability there has been based on high growth rather than political and other institutional arrangements.
It's an age often described as one of social unrest, leading to an "apocalyptic nightmare of violence, warfare, and cannibalism." A Neolithic mass grave in Germany shows the idea may not be far wrong.
Consider this: Forbes has suggested that Newcastle is bordering on social unrest as a result of cuts in funding.
But its transition has been tested at times by militant attacks and social unrest. On the eve of the polls, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa warned of possible jihadist attacks aimed at disrupting the country's first post-revolution parliamentary election.
This way,A Missorten addressed concerns expressed by trade unions and great social unrest among staff members.
The paper analyzes on its front page the social unrest in the Balkans in the context of the latest episode in Bosnia-Herzegovina.