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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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