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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rebel  \Reb"el\,  a.  [F.  rebelle,  fr  L.  rebellis  See  {Rebel},  v. 
  Pertaining  to  rebels  or  rebellion;  acting  in  revolt; 
  rebellious;  as  rebel  troops. 
  Whoso  be  rebel  to  my  judgment.  --Chaucer. 
  Convict  by  flight,  and  rebel  to  all  law.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rebel  \Reb"el\,  n.  [F.  rebelle.] 
  One  who  rebels. 
  Syn:  Revolter;  insurgent. 
  Usage:  {Rebel},  {Insurgent}.  Insurgent  marks  an  early,  and 
  rebel  a  more  advanced,  stage  of  opposition  to 
  government.  The  former  rises  up  against  his  rulers, 
  the  latter  makes  war  upon  them 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rebel  \Re*bel"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rebelled};  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 
  The  murmur  and  the  churl's  rebelling.  --Chaucer. 
  Ye  have  builded  you  an  altar,  that  ye  might  rebel 
  this  day  against  the  Lord.  --Josh.  xxii. 
  2.  To  be  disobedient  to  authority;  to  assume  a  hostile  or 
  insubordinate  attitude;  to  revolt. 
  Hoe  could  my  hand  rebel  against  my  heart?  How  could 
  you  heart  rebel  against  your  reason?  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  used  by  northerners  of  Confederate  soldiers;  "the  rebel 
  2:  participating  in  organized  resistance  to  a  constituted 
  government;  "the  rebelling  confederacy"  [syn:  {rebel(a)}, 
  {rebelling(a)},  {rebellious}] 
  n  1:  (informal)  `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  [syn:  {Rebel},  {Reb},  {Johnny  Reb}, 
  {Johnny},  {grayback}] 
  2:  a  person  who  takes  part  in  a  rebellion  in  the  hope  of 
  improving  conditions  [syn:  {insurgent},  {insurrectionist}, 
  3:  someone  who  exhibits  great  independence  in  thought  and 
  action  [syn:  {maverick}] 
  v  1:  take  part  in  a  rebellion;  renounce  a  former  allegiance  [syn: 
  {arise},  {rise},  {rise  up}] 
  2:  break  with  established  customs  [syn:  {renegade}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REBEL,  n.  A  proponent  of  a  new  misrule  who  has  failed  to  establish 

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