sedition

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noun se·di·tion \ si-ˈdi-shən \

Definition of sedition

: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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


SEDITION Defined for English Language Learners

sedition

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Definition of sedition for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

sedition

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noun se·di·tion \ si-ˈdi-shən \

legal Definition of sedition

: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

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seditiously

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Origin and Etymology of sedition

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



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