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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).]
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
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.
Willfully advocating or teaching the duty or necessity of overthrowing the US government or any political subdivision by force or violence. See also counterintelligence.
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