from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
- n. Insurrection; rebellion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against authority or the state, usually by speech or writing.
- n. insurrection or rebellion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Dissension; division; schism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A factious commotion in a state; the stirring up of such a commotion; incitement of discontent against government and disturbance of public tranquillity, as by inflammatory speeches or writings, or acts or language tending to breach of public order: as, to stir up a sedition; a speech or pamphlet, abounding in sedition.
- n. Synonyms Rebellion, Revolt, etc. See insurrection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
“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.
The penalty for sedition is up to 20 years in prison and/or $20,000.000
The sedition is not necessarily in any sense territorial.
This sedition is based undoubtedly upon education, but it is not by any means a thing which we can put down as the fault of education.
That class, consisting chiefly of the legal element, are interested in sedition, and they find their readiest instrument in the masses of the people who are ignorant.
The charge of sedition is not so much as alluded to throughout this speech.
(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) 20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
So obscure had been the former condition of Phocas, that the emperor was ignorant of the name and character of his rival; but as soon as he learned, that the centurion, though bold in sedition, was timid in the face of danger, “Alas!” cried the desponding prince, “if he is a coward, he will surely be a murderer.”