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Part of Speech
- Incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.
- The crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government.
- The crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction.
This word was first used in the 14th century, from the 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.~https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedition
Usage and Examples
Here are a couple of examples:
- The leaders of the insurrection were arrested and charged with sedition.
- The president, of all people, was advocating sedition in his speeches.