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.
Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
Open, organized, widespread efforts to overthrow the government. A more serious threat than an insurrection.
disobedience against God; resistant or unwilling to submit to the authority of God and man.
organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
Political conflict in which the positions of leadership are sought through the mechanism of armed conflict. According the Max Gluckman such conflict reinforces the existing social organisation because the statuses of leadership and control are worth fighting for.