Origin of sedition
Examples from the Web for sedition
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Waited to hear what she would make, even at this early hearing, of the charge he faced: sedition.
The writer Arundhati Roy was accused of sedition in a 2010 speech about Kashmir.
Citizens protesting a nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, as you read this, have been charged with sedition.
Adams's extreme measures against domestic danger, as embodied in his "alien and sedition laws," were unfortunate.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
Sedition, the natural garment for an Irishman to wear, has been for a hundred years a bloodless sedition.The Crime Against Europe|Roger Casement
Considering that they were hot-beds of sedition and revolution, Charles II.Six Cups of Coffee|Maria Parloa
He must trap Ramabai, openly, lawfully, in the matter of sedition.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
Whilst on this subject I will declare that I never did consider the sedition law as unconstitutional.
British Dictionary definitions for sedition
Word Origin for sedition
Word Origin and History for sedition
mid-14c., "rebellion, uprising, revolt, concerted attempt to overthrow civil authority; violent strife between factions, civil or religious disorder, riot; rebelliousness against authority," from Old French sedicion (14c., Modern French sédition) and directly from Latin seditionem (nominative seditio) "civil disorder, dissention, strife; rebellion, mutiny," literally "a going apart, separation," from se- "apart" (see secret) + itio "a going," from past participle of ire "to go" (see ion).
Meaning "conduct or language inciting to rebellion against a lawful government" is from 1838. An Old English word for it was folcslite. Less serious than treason, as wanting an overt act, "But it is not essential to the offense of sedition that it threaten the very existence of the state or its authority in its entire extent" [Century Dictionary].
Culture definitions for sedition
Acts that incite rebellion or civil disorder against an established government.