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rebellion

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈbel.i.ən/ us  
C1 violent action organized by a group of people who are trying to change the political system in their country: The government has brutally crushed the rebellion.Activism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power action against those in authority, against the rules, or against normal and accepted ways of behaving: a backbench rebellion against the new foreign policy her teenage rebellionActivism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
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