Definition of sedition
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority
Examples of sedition in a Sentence
The leaders of the group have been arrested and charged with sedition.
Recent Examples of sedition from the Web
His grandfather fought against British colonialists and was imprisoned for sedition against the queen.
The Liberty Place uprising was not the only act of armed sedition in Reconstruction Louisiana.
NATO has canceled several Sons of Iraq-style initiatives in Afghanistan after sedition-minded warlords co-opted some of the militia groups.
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SEDITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sedition for English Language Learners
: the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
Legal Definition of sedition
seditious\-shəs\ play adjective
Origin and Etymology of sedition
Latin seditio, literally, separation, from sed apart + itio act of going, from ire to go
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