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Definition of Rebel

Babylon English

revolt, engage in mutiny, resist or challenge authority
mutineer, insurgent, one who resists authority
Rebel Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
insurgo insurgi insurrectum
Rebel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
(v. i.)
To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
(v. i.)
Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
One who rebels.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\reb"el\ (?), a. [f. rebelle, fr. l. rebellis. see rebel, v. t.] pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops. whoso be rebel to my judgment. convict by flight, and rebel to all law.
\reb"el\, n. [f. rebelle.] one who rebels.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwrthryfela = v. to rebel
Gwrthryfelwr = n. a rebel
The Devil's Dictionary
Rebel, (n.)

A proponent of a new misrule who has failed to establish it.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

1. `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
(synonym) Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback
(hypernym) Confederate soldier
(classification) colloquialism

1. a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
(synonym) insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter
(hypernym) revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter
(hyponym) mutineer
(derivation) arise, rise, rise up
2. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
(synonym) maverick
(hypernym) nonconformist, recusant
(derivation) renegade

1. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
(synonym) arise, rise, rise up
(hypernym) protest, resist, dissent
(hyponym) revolt
(derivation) insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter
2. break with established customs
(synonym) renegade
(hypernym) protest, resist, dissent
(derivation) maverick

1. used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel yell"
(similar) southern
2. participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"
(synonym) rebel(a), rebelling(a), rebellious
(similar) disloyal
Rebel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A rebel is a participant in a rebellion.

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Rebel Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
REBEL, REBELLION - A citizen or subject who unjustly and unlawfully takes up arms against the constituted authorities of the nation, to deprive them of the supreme power, either by resisting their lawful and constitutional orders, in some particular matter, or to impose on them conditions. In another sense it signifies a refusal to obey a superior, or the commands of a court.

REBELLION - The taking up arms traitorously against the government and in another, and perhaps a more correct sense, rebellion signifies the forcible opposition and resistance to the laws and process lawfully issued.

If the rebellion amount to treason, it is punished by the laws of the United States with death. If it be a mere resistance of process, it is generally punished by fine and imprisonment.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Rebel Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. lotlhwI'
v. lotlh
Rebel Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
bitter; a rebel; a babbler
a rebel; waxing bitter; changing
poverty; bitter; a rebel
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About