Definition of seditious
1 : disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition
2 : of, relating to, or tending toward sedition
Examples of seditious in a Sentence
several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
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Lopez Rivera was convicted of seditious conspiracy.
Lopez Rivera was convicted of seditious conspiracy though he was never charged with any specific bombings and has denied participating in attacks that injured anyone.
He was convicted of seditious conspiracy for his involvement with the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, a group that wanted independence for Puerto Rico and was responsible for bombings in the 1970s and 1980s.
His sentence for seditious conspiracy was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and he was released last month.
Lopez Rivera was not charged with carrying out any of the bombings himself, but he was convicted of charges including seditious conspiracy and served more than 35 years in prison before his sentence was commuted by Democratic President Barack Obama.
He was never charged with murder, but was convicted of seditious conspiracy for plotting to overthrow the government.
Rivera, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 1981 after he was found guilty of seditious conspiracy, served 35 years until his sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.
His 1981 convictions and 55-year sentence were for seditious conspiracy, armed robbery and other charges.
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