REB'EL, n. [L. 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. Num. 17.

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, a. Rebellious; acting in revolt.