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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rebel \Re*bel"\ (r[-e]*b[e^]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled (r[-e]*b[e^]ld); 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. [1913 Webster] The murmur and the churls' rebelling. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord. --Josh. xxii. 16. [1913 Webster] 2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt. [1913 Webster] How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]