• IPA: /ɹɪˈbɛl.i.ən/


  1. (uncountable) Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
    The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.
  2. (countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebelling.
    Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.
  3. (countable) An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government.
    The army general led a successful rebellion and became president of the country.
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