sedition

[si-dish-uhn]
noun
1.
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2.
any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3.
Archaic. rebellious disorder.

Origin:
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

antisedition, adjective


1. insurrection, mutiny. See treason.
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sedition (sɪˈdɪʃən)
 
n
1.  speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state
2.  an offence that tends to undermine the authority of a state
3.  an incitement to public disorder
4.  archaic revolt
 
[C14: from Latin sēditiō discord, from sēd- apart + itiō a going, from īre to go]
 
se'ditionary
 
n, —adj

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sedition
late 14c., "rebellion," from O.Fr. sedicion, from L. seditionem (nom. seditio) "civil disorder, dissention," lit. "a going apart, separation," from se- "apart" (see secret) + itio "a going," from pp. of ire "to go." Meaning "conduct or language inciting to rebellion against
a lawful government" is from 1838.
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sedition definition


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

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Then, she wrote down her experience and the stories of her students demonstrating how a book club can be an act of sedition.
Anyone who dares criticise it may be prosecuted for sedition.
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