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sedition

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noun se·di·tion \si-ˈdi-shən\

Simple Definition of sedition

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sedition

  1. :  incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

Examples of sedition in a sentence

  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


Law Dictionary

sedition

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noun se·di·tion \si-ˈdi-shən\

Legal Definition of sedition

  1. :  the crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction — compare criminal syndicalism, sabotage

seditious \-shəs\ play adjective
seditiously adverb


Origin of sedition

Latin seditio, literally, separation, from sed apart + itio act of going, from ire to go



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