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sedition

Line breaks: se|di¦tion
Pronunciation: /sɪˈdɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of sedition in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Example sentences
  • These varied from the trials and subsequent execution of radicals for treason, to trials for sedition and seditious libel.
  • The security laws ban treason, sedition, subversion and the theft of state secrets.
  • The civil law world also has known heresy, treason and sedition, though the first has disappeared with the rights of expression born of the enlightenment.
Synonyms
incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, rabble-rousing, fomentation (of discontent), troublemaking, provocation, inflaming;
rebellion, revolt, insurrection, rioting, mutiny, insurgence, insurgency, subversion, civil disorder, insubordination, disobedience, resistance, defiance

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'violent strife'): from Old French, or from Latin seditio(n-), from sed- 'apart' + itio(n-) 'going' (from the verb ire).

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