noun se·di·tion \si-ˈdi-shən\

: the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government

Full Definition of SEDITION

:  incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

Examples of SEDITION

  1. The leaders of the group have been arrested and charged with sedition.

Origin of SEDITION

Middle English sedicioun, from Anglo-French sediciun, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from sed-, se- apart + ition-, itio act of going, from ire to go — more at secede, issue
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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