Dictionary: RE-A-VOW' – RE-BLOS'SOM

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RE-A-VOW', v.t.

To avow again.


A second baptism.

RE-BAP-TI-ZA'TION, n. [from rebaptize.]

A second baptism. Hooker.

RE-BAP-TIZE, v.t. [re and baptize.]

To baptize a second time. – Ayliffe.


Baptized again.


Baptizing a second time.


  1. Diminution.
  2. In commerce, abatement in price; deduction. – Encyc.
  3. In heraldry, a diminution or abatement of the bearings in a coat of arms. – Encyc.

RE-BATE, n.1

A kind of hard free stone used in pavements; also a piece of wood fastened to a long stick for beating mortar. Also an iron tool for dressing wood, &c. – Elmes.

RE-BATE, n.2

In architecture, the groove or channel sunk on the edge of any piece of material.

RE-BATE, v.t. [Fr. rebattre; re and battre; It. ribattere.]

To blunt; to beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness. He doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. – Shak. The keener edge of battle to rebate. – Dryden.

RE-BA'TO, n.

A sort of ruff. [See Rabato.]

RE'BECK, n. [Fr. rebec; It. ribecca.]

A three-stringed fiddle. [Not much used.] – Milton.

REB'EL, a.

Rebellious; acting in revolt. – Milton.

REB'EL, n. [Fr. rebelle, from 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. xvii.
  2. One who willfully violates a law. – Encyc.
  3. One who disobeys the king's proclamation; a contemner of the king's laws. – British Laws. Blackstone.
  4. A villain who disobeys his lord. – Encyc.

RE-BEL', v.i. [L. rebello, to make war again; re and bello; W. rhyvela, to make war; rhy and bel, war.]

  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. – Josh. xxii. Is. i.
  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? – Dryden.

RE-BEL'LED, pp. [or adj.]

Rebellious; guilty of rebellion. – Milton.


One that rebels. – Dict.


Renouncing the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; rising in opposition to lawful authority.

RE-BEL'LION, n. [Fr. from L. rebellio. Among the Romans, rebellion was originally a revolt or open resistance to their government by nations that had been subdued in war. It was a renewed war.]

  1. An open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; or the taking of arms traitorously to resist the authority of lawful government; revolt. Rebellion differs from insurrection and from mutiny. Insurrection may be a rising in opposition to a particular act or law, without a design to renounce wholly all subjection to the government. Insurrection may be, but is not necessarily, rebellion. Mutiny is an insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their officers. No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed, than men of desperate principles resort to it. – Ames.
  2. Open resistance to lawful authority. Commission of rebellion, in law, a commission awarded against a person who treats the king's authority with contempt, in not obeying his proclamation according to his allegiance and refusing to attend his sovereign when required; in which case, four commissioners are ordered to attach him wherever he may be found. – Blackstone.


Engaged in rebellion; renouncing the authority and dominion of the government to which allegiance is due; traitorously resisting government or lawful authority. – Deut. ix. xxi.


With design to throw off the authority of legitimate government; in opposition to the government to which one is bound by allegiance; with violent or obstinate disobedience to lawful authority. – Camden.


The quality or state of being rebellious.

RE-BEL'LOW, v.i. [re and bellow.]

To bellow in return; to echo back a loud roaring noise. The cave rebellow'd and the temple shook. – Dryden.


Bellowing in return or in echo.

RE-BLOS'SOM, v.i. [re and blossom.]

To blossom again.