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REB'EL, noun [Latin rebellis, making war again.]
1. One who revolts from the government to which he owes allegiance, either by openly renouncing the authority of that government, or by taking arms and openly opposing it. A rebel differs from an enemy, as the latter is one who does not owe allegiance to the government which he attacks. Numbers 17:10.
2. One who willfully violates a law.
3. One who disobeys the king's proclamation; a contemner of the king's laws.
4. A villain who disobeys his lord.
REB'EL, adjective Rebellious; acting in revolt.
REBEL', verb intransitive [Latin rebello, to make war again; re and bello.]
1. To revolt; to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance. Subjects may rebel by an open renunciation of the authority of the government, without taking arms; but ordinarily, rebellion is accompanied by resistance in arms.
2. To rise in violent opposition against lawful authority.
How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason?
REBEL'LED, participle passive or adjective Rebellious; guilty of rebellion.
REBEL'LER, noun One that rebels.
REBEL'LING, participle present tense Renouncing the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; rising in opposition to lawful authority.
REBEL'LION, noun [Latin rebellio. among the Romans, rebellion was originally a revolt or open resistance to their government by nations that had been subdued in war. It was a renewed war.]
1. An open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; or the taking of arms traitorously to resist the authority of lawful government; revolt. rebellion differs from insurrection and from mutiny. Insurrection may be a rising in opposition to a particular act or law, without a design to renounce wholly all subjection to the government. Insurrection may be, but is not necessarily, rebellion Mutiny is an insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their officers.
No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed, than men of desperate principles resort to it.
2. Open resistance to lawful authority.
Commission of rebellion in law, a commission awarded against a person who treats the king's authority with contempt, in not obeying his proclamation according to his allegiance, and refusing to attend his sovereign when required; in which case, four commissioners are ordered to attach him wherever he may be found.
REBEL'LIOUS, adjective Engaged in rebellion; renouncing the authority and dominion of the government to which allegiance is due; traitorously resisting government or lawful authority. Deuteronomy 9:7. Deuteronomy 21:18.
REBEL'LIOUSLY, adverb With design to throw off the authority of legitimate government; in opposition to the government, to which one is bound by allegiance; with violent or obstinate disobedience to lawful authority.
REBEL'LIOUSNESS, noun The quality or state of being rebellious.
REBEL'LOW, verb intransitive [re and bellow.] To bellow in return; to echo back a loud roaring noise.
The cave rebellow'd and the temple shook.
REBEL'LOWING, participle present tense Bellowing in return or in echo.