se·​di·​tious si-ˈdi-shəs How to pronounce seditious (audio)
: disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition
: of, relating to, or tending toward sedition
seditiously adverb
seditiousness noun

Examples of seditious in a Sentence

several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
Recent Examples on the Web The Proud Boys trial The sentencings: Ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years for seditious conspiracy. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 The court found Tarrio and others guilty of seditious conspiracy for trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power to President Biden after Trump's 2020 defeat. Harold Maass, The Week, 6 Sep. 2023 Tarrio, 39, of Miami is the final Proud Boys leader convicted of seditious conspiracy in the attack to receive his punishment. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Other numbers to know 22: How many years in federal prison the former chairman of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, received in federal prison after being convicted for seditious conspiracy, a judge ruled Tuesday. Chuck Todd, NBC News, 6 Sep. 2023 The Justice Department is appealing the 18-year prison sentence of Mr. Rhodes, the Oath Keepers founder, who was convicted of seditious conspiracy in a separate case, as well as the sentences of other members of his antigovernment militia group that were lighter than what prosecutors had sought. Michael Kunzelman, Lindsay Whitehurst, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Sep. 2023 Trending News Proud Boys leader sentenced in seditious conspiracy case Texas AG Ken Paxton pleads not guilty in first day of impeachment trial Biden awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War pilot Larry Taylor New student debt repayment plan has 4M signups. CBS News, 5 Sep. 2023 Tarrio, 39, was convicted of seditious conspiracy and obstructing the congressional proceeding meant to confirm the 2020 presidential election as part of a riot that US District Judge Timothy J. Kelly said last week broke America’s long democratic tradition of peaceful transfers of power., 5 Sep. 2023 In addition to Rhodes, several other members of the anti-government Oath Keepers have also been convicted of seditious conspiracy after a trial last year. Lindsay Whitehurst, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seditious was in the 15th century

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“Seditious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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se·​di·​tious si-ˈdish-əs How to pronounce seditious (audio)
: of, relating to, or causing sedition
seditious statements

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