In an attempt to avoid sedition during a period of revolution in Europe, the British Parliament approved the Seditious Meetings Act in 1795 which restricted the size of public meetings to fifty people unless authorized by a magistrate.
Words that inspire a revolution that overthrows the government are an example of sedition.
- the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power
- Archaic revolt or rebellion
Origin of seditionMiddle English sedicion from Old French from Classical Latin seditio from sed-, apart (see secede) + itio, a going from ire, to go: see year
- Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
- Archaic Insurrection; rebellion.
Origin of seditionMiddle English sedicioun violent party strife from Old French sedition from Latin sēditiō sēditiōn- sēd-, sē- apart ; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots. itiō act of going ( from itus ) ( past participle of īre to go ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.)
From Latin sÄ“ditiÅ (“sedition, discord"), from sÄ“d- (“apart") + itiÅ (“going").
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