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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·bel·lion /rɪˈbɛljən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·bel·lion n.
 1. The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.
    No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed than men of desperate principles resort to it.   --Ames.
 2. Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
 Commission of rebellion Eng. Law, a process of contempt issued on the nonappearance of a defendant, -- now abolished.  --Wharton.  --Burrill.
 Syn: -- Insurrection; sedition; revolt; mutiny; resistance; contumacy. See Insurrection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: refusal to accept some authority or code or convention;
           "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body
           was in rebellion against fatigue"
      2: organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one
         faction tries to wrest control from another [syn: insurrection,
          revolt, rising, uprising]