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REB'EL, noun [Latin rebellis, making war again.]

1. One who revolts from the government to which he owes allegiance, either by openly renouncing the authority of that government, or by taking arms and openly opposing it. A rebel differs from an enemy, as the latter is one who does not owe allegiance to the government which he attacks. Numbers 17:10.

2. One who willfully violates a law.

3. One who disobeys the king's proclamation; a contemner of the king's laws.

4. A villain who disobeys his lord.

REB'EL, adjective Rebellious; acting in revolt.

REBEL', verb intransitive [Latin rebello, to make war again; re and bello.]

1. To revolt; to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance. Subjects may rebel by an open renunciation of the authority of the government, without taking arms; but ordinarily, rebellion is accompanied by resistance in arms.

Ye have built you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord. Joshua 22:16. Isaiah 1:20.

2. To rise in violent opposition against lawful authority.

How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason?