Inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch: the letter was declared seditious
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- John had reached the age, however, at which he began to question authority - not in the treasonous, seditious way Aaron and Andrew once had, but in a more innocent, juvenile way.
- The authorities clamped down on seditious behaviour.
- The laws of libel needed no reinforcement and proceedings for seditious or criminal libel should be used sparingly.
late Middle English: from Old French seditieux or Latin seditiosus, from seditio 'mutinous separation' (see sedition).
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- ‘Here we go again’, we will mutter seditiously.