Rebel

Definition of Rebel

Reb´el   Pronunciation: rė`bĕl´
a.1.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.
n.1.One who rebels.
v. i.1.To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
[imp. & p. p. Rebelled (rė*bĕld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebelling.]
The murmur and the churls' rebelling.
- Chaucer.
Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.
- Josh. xxii. 16.
2.To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
How could my hand rebel against my heart?
How could your heart rebel against your reason?
- Dryden.

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