incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Archaic. rebellious disorder.
- an·ti·se·di·tion, adjective
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How to use sedition in a sentence
So does his comment about treason, which plugs into the mentality of those accusing the President of sedition and disloyalty.Paranoia Crept into American Political Life a Long Time Ago | Lewis Beale | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I refer to the Alien and sedition Acts, signed into law by President John Adams in 1798.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution | Jay Parini | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor do members of Congress with close NRA ties who scare the populace and encourage sedition face any consequences.Preparing for War in Indianapolis: Inside the NRA Plot to Terrify America | Cliff Schecter | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kamhawi is facing sedition charges from the nervous regime for, as he puts it, “saying what I am saying to you.”Riots Erupt in Jordan: The End of Absolute Monarchy | Christopher Dickey | November 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Waited to hear what she would make, even at this early hearing, of the charge he faced: sedition.The Sedition Files: How an Indian Cartoonist Becomes a Criminal | Dilip D’Souza | September 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was little reason to hope that this, the third city in India, should not yield readily to sedition-mongers.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
John Smith was later charged with sedition, acquitted, and finally restored to his rightful council position.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
No one knows better than I that it is, at the present moment, honeycombed with sedition and anarchical impulses.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
He ascribed the measures taken to repress sedition and defeat the French propaganda as attempts at tyranny.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
The sedition cases were mostly heard before the lord-justice clerk Braxfield, who behaved with scandalous harshness and severity.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for sedition
speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state
an offence that tends to undermine the authority of a state
an incitement to public disorder
- seditionary, noun, adjective
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Cultural definitions for sedition
Acts that incite rebellion or civil disorder against an established government.
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