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REBEL. A citizen or subject who unjustly and unlawfully takes up arms against the constituted authorities of the nation, to deprive them of the supreme power, either by resisting their lawful and constitutional orders, in some particular matter, or to impose on them conditions. Vattel, Droit des Gens, liv. 3, Sec. 328. In another sense it signifies a refusal to obey a superior, or the commands of a court. 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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Factors known to influence uptake of smoking, such as home environment, parental educational attainment, and degree of rebelliousness were also assessed by the survey.
Starting in the late 1990s, authors like Kalle Lasn, Naomi Klein and Elizabeth Moore began to actively examine a rebelliousness emerging in new types of civil, anti-corporate dissent that utilised the same promotional techniques that were used by the official persuasion industry, now made accessible by the democratisation of publishing and distribution technologies.
The judges said they really enjoyed the rebelliousness of my piece."
Real is now sexy because it represents the rebelliousness that was once associated with proactive work and which made the most obscure ad look like eye candy.
They represent strength, rebelliousness and serious drawbacks.
Teenagers who are not yet off the derech but who display signs of rebelliousness from Orthodox norms, such as changes in dress or associating with off the derech friends, are often referred to as "teens at risk".
Some might claim, though, that this free-thinking rebelliousness has not served Merseyside well, as the region will very rarely have any real pull in the Whitehall and Westminster corridors of power.
He wants to be taken seriously as supporting a cause; yet by wearing a bandana he shows he has the rebelliousness and resolve of youth.
Indeed, the brainchild of local music fixture Shawn Revoltah is a musical dervish, hopped up on punk rock, rockabilly and adrenaline - from the whiskey-soaked "Good and Drunk" to the ferocious "Scenesters" (which seems even more apt now than it did on the band's 2004 album, "Triskaidekaphenia") to the teen hormone-infused fury of "Sweet Sixteen," GroupAction has a streak of rebelliousness and accessibility that make for a dangerous, delectable cocktail.
All my films are informed by rebelliousness against that.
In one of the more persuasive chapters, Potter argues that the impulse toward rebelliousness more often than not turns into a game of consumerism.