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Meaning of SEDITION

Pronunciation:  si'dishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
 

SEDITION is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offence, offense, violation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se*di"tion\, n. [OE. sedicioun, OF. sedition, F.
s['e]dition, fr. L. seditio, originally, a going aside;
hence, an insurrectionary separation; pref. se-, sed-, aside
+ itio a going, fr. ire, itum, to go. Cf. {Issue}.]
1. 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.

         In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate The
         cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition. --Shak.

         Noisy demagogues who had been accused of sedition.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. Dissension; division; schism. [Obs.]

         Now the works of the flesh are manifest, . . .
         emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.
                                               --Gal. v. 19,
                                               20.

Syn: Insurrection; tumult; uproar; riot; rebellion; revolt.
     See {Insurrection}.

 

 

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