Definitions for seditionsɪˈdɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•di•tion*sɪˈdɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.

    Category: Government

  2. any action promoting such discontent or rebellion.

    Category: Government

* Syn: See treason.

Origin of sedition:

1325–75; ME sedicioun (< AF) < L sēditiō=sēd-se - +-i-, var. s. of īre to go +-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedition(noun)

    an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

Wiktionary

  1. sedition(Noun)

    The organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against authority or the state.

  2. sedition(Noun)

    insurrection or rebellion

  3. Origin: From seditio, from sed- + itio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedition(noun)

    the raising of commotion in a state, not amounting to insurrection; conduct tending to treason, but without an overt act; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority

  2. Sedition(noun)

    dissension; division; schism

Freebase

  1. Sedition

    In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition. Typically, sedition is considered a subversive act, and the overt acts that may be prosecutable under sedition laws vary from one legal code to another. Where the history of these legal codes has been traced, there is also a record of the change in the definition of the elements constituting sedition at certain points in history. This overview has served to develop a sociological definition of sedition as well, within the study of state persecution. The difference between sedition and treason consists primarily in the subjective ultimate object of the violation to the public peace. Sedition does not consist of levying war against a government nor of adhering to its enemies, giving enemies aid, and giving enemies comfort. Nor does it consist, in most representative democracies, of peaceful protest against a government, nor of attempting to change the government by democratic means.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sedition

    Willfully advocating or teaching the duty or necessity of overthrowing the US government or any political subdivision by force or violence. See also counterintelligence.

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