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.
There were cries of "Sedition!" and a great, rotund New York member began shouting "Anarchist!" at Ernest.
The cries of "Sedition!" and "Anarchist!" redoubled.
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.
Upon the whole, the consequences of such a law as this would be directly contrary to those things which good laws ought to establish, and which Socrates endeavoured to establish by his regulations concerning women and children: for we think that friendship is the greatest good which can happen to any city, as nothing so much prevents seditions: and amity in a city is what Socrates commends above all things, which appears to be, as indeed he says, the effect of friendship; as we learn from Aristophanes in the Erotics, who says, that those who love one another from the excess of that passion, desire to breathe the same soul, and from being two to be blended into one: from whence it would necessarily follow, that both or one of them must be destroyed.
The Trinidad and Tobago government says it has no intention of 'selectively or preferentially' carrying out the laws of the island after several opposition, trade union and the media association here called for a repeal or revision of the Sedition Act.
Vice President Leni Robredo has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss the sedition complaint against her, saying she had never met the government's lone witness, ex-convict Peter Joemel Advincula.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has expressed disagreement with Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa's intention to include laws to curb hate speech as part of the Sedition Act 1948.