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Treason vs. Rebellion

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Treason

Treason is the crime of attacking a state authority to which one owes allegiance. This typically includes acts such as participating in a war against one's native country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplomats, or its secret services for a hostile and foreign power, or attempting to kill its head of state.
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Rebellion

Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It refers to the open resistance against the orders of an established authority.A rebellion originates from a sentiment of indignation and disapproval of a situation and then manifests itself by the refusal to submit or to obey the authority responsible for this situation.
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Treason

The betrayal of allegiance toward one's own country, especially by committing hostile acts against it or aiding its enemies in committing such acts.
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Rebellion

An act of armed resistance to an established government or leader
The authorities put down a rebellion by landless colonials
The Bretons rose in rebellion against the King
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Treason

The betrayal of someone's trust or confidence.
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Rebellion

Open, armed, and organized resistance to a constituted government.
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Treason

The crime of betraying one’s own country.
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Rebellion

An instance of this.
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Treason

An act of treachery, betrayal of trust or confidence.
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Rebellion

Defiance toward an authority or established convention
An act of adolescent rebellion.
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Treason

The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power; disloyalty; treachery.
The treason of the murthering in the bed.
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Rebellion

An instance of this.
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Treason

Loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy.
If he be false, she shall his treason see.
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Rebellion

(uncountable) Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.
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Treason

A crime that undermines the offender's government
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Rebellion

(countable) Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebelling.
Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.
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Treason

Disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
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Rebellion

(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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Treason

An act of deliberate betrayal
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Rebellion

The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.
No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed than men of desperate principles resort to it.
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Rebellion

Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
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Rebellion

Refusal to accept some authority or code or convention;
Each generation must have its own rebellion
His body was in rebellion against fatigue
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Rebellion

Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
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