sedition


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se·di·tion

 (sĭ-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1. Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
2. Archaic Insurrection; rebellion.

[Middle English sedicioun, violent party strife, from Old French sedition, from Latin sēditiō, sēditiōn- : sēd-, sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + itiō, act of going (from itus, past participle of īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots).]

se·di′tion·ist n.

sedition

(sɪˈdɪʃən)
n
1. speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state
2. (Law) an offence that tends to undermine the authority of a state
3. (Law) an incitement to public disorder
4. archaic revolt
[C14: from Latin sēditiō discord, from sēd- apart + itiō a going, from īre to go]
seˈditionary n, adj

se•di•tion

(sɪˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. any action promoting such discontent or rebellion.
[1325–75; Middle English sedicioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin sēditiō=sēd- se- + -i-, variant s. of īre to go + -tiō -tion]
syn: See treason.

sedition

Willfully advocating or teaching the duty or necessity of overthrowing the US government or any political subdivision by force or violence. See also counterintelligence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedition - an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

sedition

noun rabble-rousing, treason, subversion, agitation, disloyalty, incitement to riot Government officials charged him with sedition.

sedition

noun
1. Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:
2. Willful violation of allegiance to one's country:
Translations

sedition

[səˈdɪʃən] Nsedición f

sedition

[sɪˈdɪʃən] nsédition f

sedition

nAufwiegelung f, → Verhetzung f

sedition

[səˈdɪʃn] nsedizione f
References in classic literature ?
But for democracies, they need it not; and they are commonly more quiet, and less subject to sedition, than where there are stirps of nobles.
By a judicious use of this Law of Nature, the Polygons and Circles are almost always able to stifle sedition in its very cradle, taking advantage of the irrepressible and boundless hopefulness of the human mind.
If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot.
They took me into the guard-house and searched me, but they found no sedition on me.
They will arrest him yet unless he assumes an expression of countenance that shall have less of carnage, insurrection and sedition in it.
If now and then intervals of felicity open to view, we behold them with a mixture of regret, arising from the reflection that the pleasing scenes before us are soon to be overwhelmed by the tempestuous waves of sedition and party rage.
Summary: Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] February 21 (ANI): The Ahmedabad Sessions' Court on Wednesday rejected Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel's discharge application in a sedition case against him.
We were also honest when we said that Saleh isn't participating in confronting the aggression, and using the card of internal sedition in Yemen will have an impact in confronting the aggression," he noted.
The ex-ministers, who were jailed on November 2, face possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence in late October.
Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Thursday for filing a sedition complaint against him before the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office.
TAP)- The Catalan parliament's speaker and five lawmakers will appear before Spain's Supreme Court in Madrid on Thursday to answer charges of rebellion and sedition for their roles in staging a banned referendum on Catalonia's independence last month.
Le president catalan est poursuivi en Espagne pour rebellion, sedition et detournement de fonds publics.