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Definition of Rebellion


  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.
  2. Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.

Rebellion Quotations

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Albert Camus

Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified.
Albert Camus

An oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household... carries discord and rebellion into every home of the nation.
Susan B. Anthony

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Albert Camus

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
George Henry Lewes
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Rebellion Translations

rebellion in Danish is opstand
rebellion in Dutch is muiterij, onlusten, opstand
rebellion in French is insurrection
rebellion in German is Aufstand, Rebellion
rebellion in Italian is ribellione
rebellion in Swedish is resning, uppror
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