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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 committee organizing the protests said this week's march is dedicated to "rebellious youth" to honor the thousands of young people who have come to protest every week at the area along the border fence.
Actor Robert Pattinson, best known for his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, has revealed that his rebellious trait almost get him fired while filming the first movie, which released in 2008.
We've always bucked the trend and hope to bottle Liverpool's rebellious spirit."
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Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn is the second most rebellious MP with 15.2% of his votes going against the prevailing view of the Labour party while David Nuttall, MP for Bury North, is the most rebellious with 16.5% of his votes going against the majority Conservative vote.
Remember they are little more than children and much like many children, including my granddaughter, make rebellious and at times foolish decisions.