sedition

[ si-dish-uhn ]
/ sɪˈdɪʃ ən /

noun

incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Archaic. rebellious disorder.

Origin of sedition

1325–75; < Latin sēditiōn- (stem of sēditiō), equivalent to sēd- se- + -itiōn- a going (it(us), past participle of īre to go + -iōn- -ion); replacing Middle English sedicioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

Related forms

an·ti·se·di·tion, adjective

Synonym study

1. See treason.
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British Dictionary definitions for sedition

sedition

/ (sɪˈdɪʃən) /

noun

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
archaic revolt

Derived Forms

seditionary, noun, adjective

Word Origin for sedition

C14: from Latin sēditiō discord, from sēd- apart + itiō a going, from īre to go
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Culture definitions for sedition

sedition


Acts that incite rebellion or civil disorder against an established government.

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