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sedition

Definition:

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

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

seditious

Plural:

seditions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"rebellion", from Old French sedicion, from Latin seditionem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sedition | seditionist

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. ... (36 of 3715 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sedition

Sedition (disambiguation)

Sedition is a law term meaning to inspire insurrection. It also is used in entertainment: Sedition (album), an album by New Zealand Metal band Dawn of Azazel | Sedition (UK band), a hardcore band from Northampton, England | Sedition (Jericho episode),... (39 of 88 words, 3 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

sedition | revolt [synonym, sense-specific] | seditionary [derived]

speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state | an offence that tends to undermine the authority of a state | an incitement to public ... (25 of 455 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sedition

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sedition

in law, acts or words tending to upset the authority of a government. The scope of the offense was broad in early common law, which even permitted ... (27 of 225 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0844282​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sedition [law]

crime against the state. Though sedition may have the same ultimate effect as treason, it's generally limited to the offense of organizing or ... (23 of 145 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/532325​/sedition

Merriam-Webster:

sedition

incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority (9 of 75 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sedition

American Heritage Dictionary:

sedition | seditionist [noun, related]

Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state. | Insurrection; rebellion. (13 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sedition

Oxford Dictionary:

sedition

conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch (15 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sedition

New World Dictionary:

sedition | seditionary [noun, adjective, related] | seditionist [noun, related]

the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power | [archaic] revolt or rebellion (17 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sedition

Cambridge Dictionary:

sedition [formal] | seditious [adjective, derived]

language or behaviour that is intended to persuade other people to oppose their government (14 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sedition

Random House Dictionary:

sedition

incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government. | any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion. | ... (20 of 30 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sedition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sedition [uncountable, formal]

seditious language or actions (4 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sedition

Wiktionary:

sedition | seditions [plural]

organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against authority or the state, usually by speech or writing. | insurrection or rebellion (20 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sedition

Encarta Dictionary:

sedition

actions or words intended to provoke or incite rebellion against government authority, or actual rebellion against government authority (18 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712381​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sedition

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "rebellion", from Old French sedicion, from Latin seditionem (nominative seditio) "civil disorder, dissention", literally "a ... (18 of 56 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sedition

American Heritage Dictionary:

sedition

Origin: Middle English sedicioun, violent party strife, from Old French sedition, from Latin sēditiō, sēditiōn-: ... (14 of 39 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sedition

Merriam-Webster:

sedition

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English sedicioun, from Anglo-French sediciun, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from ... (15 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sedition

Oxford Dictionary:

sedition

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "violent strife"): from Old French, or from Latin seditio(n-), from sed- "apart" + itio(n-) ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sedition

New World Dictionary:

sedition

Origin: Middle English sedicion from Old French from Latin seditio from sed-, apart (see "secede") + itio, a going from ire, to go: see "year"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sedition

Collins Dictionary:

sedition

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin sēditiō discord, from sēd- apart + itiō a going, from īre to go

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sedition

Wiktionary:

sedition | seditions [plural]

Origin: Latin sēditiō ("sedition, discord"), from sēd- ("apart") + itiō ("going").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sedition

Encarta Dictionary:

sedition

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin sedition- "coming apart" from sed- "apart" + ition- "going" from ire "go"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712381​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sedition

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sedition"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sedition

Cambridge Dictionary:

sedition [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sedition"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "sedition"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sedition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sedition [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sedition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sedition

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sedition [uncountable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sedition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sedition

the Free Dictionary:

sedition

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sedition"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sedition"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sedition" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sedition

Google Dictionary:

sedition | seditions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sedition"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sedition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sedition"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sediti​01 word=sedition

YourDictionary Audio:

sedition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sedition" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sedition

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