Sedition
Sedition 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. [1913 Webster]

In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Noisy demagogues who had been accused of sedition. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Dissension; division; schism. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, . . . emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies. --Gal. v. 19, 20. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Insurrection; tumult; uproar; riot; rebellion; revolt. See {Insurrection}. [1913 Webster]


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  • sedition — se·di·tion /si di shən/ n [Latin seditio, literally, separation, from sed apart + itio act of going, from ire to go]: the crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow… …   Law dictionary

  • sedition — SEDITION. s. f. Emotion populaire, souslevement contre la puissance legitime. Grande, furieuse, horrible sedition. durant la sedition. cela est capable de faire sedition. esmouvoir, exciter, allumer, fomenter, entretenir la sedition. appaiser,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • sedition — sedition, treason are comparable when they mean an offense against a state to which or a sovereign to whom one owes allegiance. Sedition applies to conduct that is not manifested in an overt act but that incites commotion and resistance to lawful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sedition — Sedition, Seditio. Faire sedition en une cité, Seditionem in ciuitatem inducere. Esmouvoir sedition, Seditionem facere, conflare, concitare, commouere. Tascher à esmouvoir quelque sedition, Quaerere locum seditionis. S addonner à faire seditions …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • sedition — [si dish′ən] n. [ME sedicion < OFr < L seditio < sed , apart (see SECEDE) + itio, a going < ire, to go: see YEAR] 1. the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power 2. Archaic revolt or… …   English World dictionary

  • Sedition — (v. lat. Seditĭo), Empörung, Aufstand; daher Seditios, aufrührerisch, unruhig; Seditiosität, Empörungs , Aufwiegelungssucht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sedition — (lat.), Empörung; seditiös, aufrührerisch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sedition — (lat.), Empörung, Aufstand; seditiös, aufrührerisch …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sedition — (n.) 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 (Cf. secret)) + itio a going, from pp. of ire to go (see …   Etymology dictionary

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