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Definition of "sedition" [se•di•tion]

  • Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state. (noun)
  • Insurrection; rebellion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sedition" in a sentence
  • "“I looked up the definition of sedition, which is ‘conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state,’ ” Klein said."
  • "“I looked up the definition of sedition, which is ‘conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state, ’” Klein said."
  • "Regarding a couple of comments posted earlier, "sedition" is a null concept in the US, and has been since 1801."