- 1An act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler: the authorities put down a rebellion by landless colonials Simon de Montfort rose in rebellionMore example sentences
- There was indeed a subjective factor: a national consciousness expressed in several armed rebellions in defence of the Fueros.
- It was filled with murderous conquests, hate, rebellions, and revolutions.
- For now, there hasn't been any report on any uprisings or rebellions.
- 1.1The action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention: an act of teenage rebellionMore example sentences
- Early in his life, he had converted to Catholicism, as a kind of teenage act of rebellion.
- The characters that fitted it best were outsiders, in rebellion against authority or their families.
- For example, any questioning of authority is treated as rebellion, and not trusting.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin rebellio(n-), from rebellis (see rebel).