Rebel

Re*bel"

(r*bl"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled (r*bld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebelling.] [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel to carouse.] 1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
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The murmur and the churls' rebelling.
Chaucer.
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Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.
Josh. xxii. 16.
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2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
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How could my hand rebel against my heart?
How could your heart rebel against your reason?
Dryden.
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