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revolt

noun agitation, apostasy, change of sides, contrariety, counteraction, defection, defectio, defiance, desertion, disobedience, dissension, faithlessness, insubordination, insurgency, insurrection, motus, mutiny, noncompliance, opposition, outbreak, overthrow, overturn, political upheaval, rebellion, recalcitrance, revolution, rising, secession, seditio, sedition, strife, strike, subversion, tergiversation, tumultus, uprising
See also: battle, conflict, contest, defect, defiance, disagree, disloyalty, disobey, dispute, disturbance, fight, infidelity, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, overthrow, protest, rebel, rebellion, reject, rejection, repel, resistance, revolution, riot, secede, sedition, strike, subversion, treason

REVOLT, crim. law. The act of congress of April 30, 1790, s. 8, 1 Story's L. U. S. 84, punishes with death any seaman who shall lay violent hands upon his commander, thereby to hinder or prevent his fighting in defence of his ship, or goods committed to his trust, or shall make a revolt in the ship. What is a revolt is not defined in the act of congress nor by the common law; it was therefore contended, that it could not be deemed an offence for which any person could be punished. 1 Pet. R. 118.
     2. In a case which occurred in the circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the defendants were charged with an endeavour to make a revolt. The judges sent up the case to the supreme court upon a certificate of division of opinion of the judges; as to the definition of the word revolt. 4 W. C. C. R. 528. The opinion of the supreme court was delivered by Washington, J., and is in these words "This case comes before the court upon a certificate of division of the opinion of the judges of the circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, upon the following point assigned by the defendants as a reason in arrest of judgment, viz. that the act of congress does not define the offence of endeavoring to make a revolt; and it is not competent to the court to give a judicial definition of an offence heretofore unknown.
     "This court is of opinion that although the act of congress does not define this offence, it is nevertheless, competent to the court to give a judicial definition of it. We think that the offence consists in the endeavor of the crew of a vessel, or any one or more of them, to overthrow the legitimate authority of her commander, with intent to remove him from his command; or against his will to take possession of the vessel by assuming the government and navigation of her; or by transferring their obedience from the lawful commander to some other person." 11 Wheat. R. 417. Vide 4 W. C. C. R. 528, 405; Mason's R. 147 4 Mason, R. 105; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 548 1 Pet. C. C. R. 213; 5 Mason, R. 464; 1 Sumn. 448; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 525; 1 Carr. & Kirw. 429.
     3. According to Wolff, revolt and rebellion are nearly synonymous; he says it is the state of citizens who unjustly take up arms against the prince or government. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 1232.

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C'est parce que nous nous laissons emporter, irrites, excedes, exasperes par un pouvoir qui lese notre dignite, que nous eprouvons le desir de nous revolter, et que notre revolte se justifie.
Ecrases, prives des joies ordinaires de la vie, a l'instar de la musique dont ils ne pouvaient en jouir, a cause d'un decret considerant la flute comme un instrument de subversion, ils finissent par s'engager dans une profonde reflexion sur le bonheur et la felicite dont la quete a fini par leur reveler la verite sur leur sort et la necessite de se revolter alors en brisant leurs chaines.
Un peu bien fait, mais toujours du sarcasme finira par revolter la minorite stupide de la Chambre, qui au fond ne comprend rien a rien et est presque la majorite Mon eloquence et ma reputation sont comme une omelette soufflee; un ouvrier grossier trouve que c'est viande creuse.
Je connais mes joueurs et je sais qu'ils sont capables de se revolter [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il declare juste apres le match face a l'Egypte.
Or, les forfaits de son systeme etaient d'une telle gravite que la population a fini par surmonter sa peur et se revolter.
Dans la piece, jouee partout en Algerie, [beaucoup moins que] Les martyrs reviennent cette semaine [beaucoup plus grand que], adaptee d'un livre de Ouettar, on convoque ces temoins aureoles de prestige pour denoncer et se revolter a nouveau.
D'autre part, un certain nombre de forces politiques et de personnalites publiques ont appele a respecter les verdicts de la magistrature et a accepter les resultats de l'election presidentielle, quels qu'ils soient, refusant de pousser la rue a se revolter et d'echanger les accusations et des soupcons de trahison.
Face a la montee vertigineuse de l'extreme de droite en France, marquee par les huees dont a ete victime le president francais Francois Hollande, en plein Champs-Elysees, le premier secretaire du Parti socialiste francais, Harlem Desir, a appele les [beaucoup moins que]republicains[beaucoup plus grand que] a se revolter contre cette mouvance.
Le cineaste creatif est un pur produit de la revolution [beaucoup moins que]islamique[beaucoup plus grand que] iranienne mais il a ete contraint, par ses propres moyens, de se revolter enfin pour faire un cinema hors controles et detours.
C'est la mere du roi Farouk, la reine Nazli, qui sera peut-etre la premiere a se revolter contre une image trop traditionnelle.
See On a raison de se revolter (entretiens avec Pierre Victor et Philippe Gavi) [Paris: Gallimard, 1974.
beaucoup moins que]Les Tunisiens ont nettement plus de raisons de chasser Moncef Marzouki que les Egyptiens de se revolter contre Mohamed Morsi[beaucoup plus grand que], affirmait recemment Mezri Haddad, l'ex-representant de Tunis a l'UNESCO.