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rebellion

noun
     
Related topics: Military, Groupings
re‧bel‧lion [uncountable and countable]
1PPGPM an organized attempt to change the government or leader of a country, using violence [↪ coup, revolution]:
an armed rebellion
rebellion against
a rebellion against the military regime
in rebellion
The Bretons rose in rebellion against the King.
suppress/crush a rebellion (=use violence to stop it)
2 when someone opposes or fights against people in authority or ideas which they do not agree with:
a rebellion by right-wing members of the party
rebellion against
rebellion against traditional values

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