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
Fourteen men, aged between 19 and 35, appeared in court on Tuesday where they were charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy.
She was praised for her commitment and derided for her naïveté, and faced charges of obscenity and sedition (later dropped).
López Rivera was not charged with carrying out any bombings or acts of violence but served 35 years in prison for sedition and other charges.
Dissenting voices are often silenced using sedition laws.
Even as her fame increased, so did the attacks against her, from accusations of pomposity to charges of contempt, obscenity and sedition.
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.
The complaint against Mr. Kumar was for criminal conspiracy and sedition, which can carry a sentence of three years to as much as life imprisonment.
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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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