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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin seditio 'separation, sedition', from se- 'apart' + itio 'going'

sedition

noun
     
se‧di‧tion [uncountable] formal
speech, writing, or actions intended to encourage people to disobey a government:
Trade Union leaders were charged with sedition.
seditious adjective:
a seditious speech

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