sedition
noun Etymology: Middle English sedicioun, from Anglo-French sediciun, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from sed-, se- apart + ition-, itio act of going, from ire to go — more at secede, issue Date: 14th century incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

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  • sédition — [ sedisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1209; lat. seditio ♦ Révolte concertée contre l autorité publique. « on ne trouve qu une sédition à Gand, en 1536, aisément réprimée, sans grande effusion de sang » (Taine). ⇒ agitation, insurrection, révolte. Sédition… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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