se·​di·​tious | \ si-ˈdi-shəs How to pronounce seditious (audio) \

Definition of seditious

1 : disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition
2 : of, relating to, or tending toward sedition

Other Words from seditious

seditiously adverb
seditiousness noun

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Examples of seditious in a Sentence

several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
Recent Examples on the Web Rhodes was arrested earlier this month and charged, along with ten associates, with seditious conspiracy for allegedly plotting to halt the congressional certification of Biden’s electoral win by storming the Capitol. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2022 The Justice Department last Thursday charged Rhodes and 10 other defendants with seditious conspiracy related to the attack on January 6, 2021. Katelyn Polantz, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 More than 20 members of the group were charged with conspiracy in planning, organizing and executing the Capitol attack, including 11 charged with seditious conspiracy. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2022 He was arrested last week along with the Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes on charges of seditious conspiracy among other federal felony charges, in the most serious indictment brought by the Justice Department thus far out of the Capitol attack. Alexander Mallin, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2022 Federal prosecutors have charged 11 people, including a leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, with seditious conspiracy for their actions leading up to the Capitol riot last year. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 18 Jan. 2022 Perhaps most significantly, the FBI on Thursday arrested founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes, charging him and 10 others with seditious conspiracy. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2022 In Thursday's announcement of charges of seditious conspiracy against the founder of the Oath Keepers, prosecutors alleged Stewart Rhodes purchased and amassed a series of firearms in the weeks before the US Capitol attack. Scott Macfarlane, CBS News, 14 Jan. 2022 The charge of seditious conspiracy is seldom used in America. John Caniglia, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of seditious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seditious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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