Sedition

Se*di"tion

(?), n. [OE. sedicioun, OF. sedition, F. sdition, 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.
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In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate
The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition.
Shak.
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Noisy demagogues who had been accused of sedition.
Macaulay.
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2. Dissension; division; schism. [Obs.]
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Now the works of the flesh are manifest, . . . emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.
Gal. v. 19, 20.
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Syn. -- Insurrection; tumult; uproar; riot; rebellion; revolt. See Insurrection.
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