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Definition of sedition:

  • (noun) an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

Sentence Examples:

The ministers consequently obtained acts for more effectually repressing sedition, and for the dispersion of political meetings.

Its propagation, however, tends directly to excite a persecution which may drive the accused to sedition, in self-defense.

She has never interfered between rulers and their subjects, concocting treason, fomenting sedition, and producing anarchy.

It was the home of tradition and of sedition; the breeder of anti-monarchical ideas, the advocate of a hierarchical government.

They were represented as 'destructive and pernicious to human society,' and were accused of 'sacrilege, sedition, and high treason.'

The Sunday before March meeting, it blew bitter cold, and Priest Ware, preaching in mittens, denounced sedition in general.

The purposes of tumult and sedition may as effectually be promoted by their negative concurrence as by their active participation.

On the ground of sedition, and disaffection to the Government, might not these assemblages have been lawfully dispersed or prevented?

He also superintends the pleasures of the people, and is bound to keep them from sedition by a generous exhibition of shows.

Instead of humiliating and prostrating the aristocracy, it might bring about the reverse, and incite them to sedition and insurrection.

Growing bolder with their impunity, they indulged in the most abominable trash and the most frantic sedition and treason.

It realized that this kind of demonstration was less expensive, and less dangerous, than sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion.

As prosperity and contentment are the greatest safeguards of the public peace, so poverty, nakedness and distress are breeders of sedition.

Madison ten years before, and declaring the embargo, as they had declared the sedition law, unconstitutional, null, and void.

Contempt also is a cause of sedition and conspiracies; as in oligarchies, where there are many who have no share in the administration.

These are strange times, when sedition struts in Court garments, and kings may trust neither their armies nor their subjects.

Hurried along by sedition, these very persons were themselves the agitators who have stirred up the whole of these disturbances.

"Silence those thirty voices," he cried: "I am content also to vote for the adjournment, but on condition that no sedition follows."

Yet even so, a verdict of sedition was such a flagrant outrage that the clergy found it impossible to command prompt obedience.

If they let things take their course, they will be represented as colluding with sedition, or at least tacitly encouraging it.

In the little world of Fort Caroline, a miniature France, cliques and parties, conspiracy and sedition, were fast stirring into life.

A feature of the year was the sensational trial of Daniel O'Connell and his O'Connell's trial associates on charges of sedition in Ireland.

During the late dearths, half of the gentlemen and clergymen in the kingdom richly deserved to have been prosecuted for sedition.

Bradley then went on to argue upon the tendency of the libels, and contended that they were not calculated to excite sedition.

It can, for instance, intimate that it will cease to recruit public servants from schools in which sedition is shown to be rife.

Under this humiliating condition, their rights and liberties were suspended, and it was made "treason and sedition" to murmur or complain.

For these are men who in other respects are rustic and impure, without reason, and laboring under the disease of sedition.

However, we begged him to be careful, for if such expressions were reported they would shoot him for sedition without much ado.

A victorious general must know how to employ severity, justice and mildness by turns, if he would allay sedition or prevent it.

Till the whole mass of sedition falls into the hands of some enterprising leader, who will take advantage of the general devastation.

No preaching was permitted, the inhabitants were enjoined not to give necessities of life to the pastors under penalty of punishment for sedition.

If, sir, the sufferers under the sedition law did suffer contrary to the constitution, ought not their expenses to be reimbursed?

Our adversaries reign, and with all the more authority, that they appear to be fighting in a just cause, and to quell sedition.

For which reason they will very often appear ready for every commotion and sedition; for the wickedness of mankind is insatiable.

This dangerous contrivance he used vigorously against the alien and sedition law, without considering that his blows were shaking the Union itself.

The first act in consequence of this proclamation was the arrest of a number of conspirators who were planning sedition throughout the Union.

His splendid opposition to the sedition law is the proof to which I allude, and is, in my mind, conclusive on this subject.

An oration addressed by a Roman general to his soldiers, to animate them to fight, to appease sedition, or to keep them to their duty.

The mischief will be all done previously; and the Press now is completely open to treason, sedition, blasphemy, and falsehood with impunity.

The torrents of sedition and discontent were converging to a river of revolt, that threatened to crush tyranny as an avalanche crushes a forest.

If the powerful Hierarchy could not crush a dangerous sedition-stirring russet priest like this, then of small use was their costly ally.

Gandhi and his friends use these phrases, what they mean is license to preach sedition, and liberty to foment rebellion and revolution.

Envy is the daughter of pride, the author of murder and revenge, the beginner of secret sedition and the perpetual tormentor of virtue.

And the sin of sedition is not only in him who sows discord, but also in those who dissent from one another inordinately.

They will arrest him yet unless he assumes an expression of countenance that shall have less of carnage, insurrection and sedition in it.

Thereupon several of Pitt's friends recommended a public prosecution for sedition, or at least a reprimand at the bar of the House of Commons.

The whole of them were found guilty of sedition, three were sentenced to be hung, and several of the other conspirators to be scourged.

Ultimately he was seized and brought before the Roman governor as a mover of sedition, but Pilate was unconcerned and wished to release him.

"The political principles of that man, which he communicated to his brethren, were as full of sedition as his theological were of rage and bigotry."

Remember that these tasks were made both complex and difficult by the lack of laws defining espionage, disloyalty, and sedition as punishable crimes.

A hundred names are returned on what is called a panel by a state functionary for the trial of a journalist charged with sedition.

For a dead bulwark and a bulkhead, to dam off sedition, will I make of that man, who again but breathes those bulky words.

To abandon that post under the fire of sedition, to desert my troops, to be unfaithful to my king, would be desertion, flight, ignominy.

It was the natural product of a government and of a time that looked askance at all combined action, fearing sedition, intrigue, and revolution.

When the public peace was distracted by heresy and schism, the sacred orators sounded the trumpet of discord, and, perhaps, of sedition.

Here lies the rub, and it may be a fear of the sedition of thought that has put these close hampers upon the English press.

The moment they proceed to do so with any degree of effectiveness, they are charged with an attempt to create disaffection and convicted of sedition.

For, we think, the Abolitionist would be much better employed in imitating these illustrious examples, than by inculcating sedition, and stirring up insurrection.

We thought our plays inoffensive last year and the year before, but we were accused the one year of sedition, and the other of heresy.

When millions of the Queen's subjects think that such wrong has been done, is it sedition for them to say so peaceably and publicly?

He was arrested for sedition because of an address that it was falsely alleged that he gave before a society known as the "Friends of Liberty."

For it was a movement of the people; not, as some have ridiculously supposed, a fragmentary sedition of a few rascals paid to assassinate their fellows.

He was accordingly indicted for sedition, tried and convicted in June, fined twenty pounds, and bound over to good behavior in forty pounds more.

He had nothing further to gain by sedition, and was anxious to secure his ill-gotten possessions and atone for past offenses by public services.

It is constantly said that, at his celebrated trial in 1792, for sedition and opposition to the Liturgy, etc., he was expelled from the University.

In any other but dramatic form the sentiments uttered therein would have condemned the author to long imprisonment for inciting to sedition and violence.

I didn't doubt it was sharp work; but even with valor, or without valor, what could sedition and perjury avail against truth and loyalty!

The while he did so sedition took courage and flourished exceedingly, so that to pacify Ireland the constable went hand in hand with the legislator.

They were included with the other men of the tribes in the doom of the forty years' wandering, and might easily become movers of sedition.

A friend who has been listening to my speeches once asked me whether I did not come under the sedition section of the Indian Penal Code.

He closed the meeting by imprisoning the ten persons who had presented the petition, on the ground that it tended to sedition and rebellion.

Could it be that, so recently liberated, he was about to begin again that life of plot and sedition which already had cost him his liberty?

A man may be violent and outrageous in his liquor, but wine seldom makes a gentleman a blackguard, or instigates a loyal man to utter sedition.

Violence is displayed, when sanguinary sentences are passed against it without the cause being heard; and fraud, when it is unjustly accused of sedition and mischief.

"If the leaders of the sedition could be discredited, if they could be made to appear ridiculous or insincere, it would have a great effect on public opinion."

State offenses, such as treason and sedition, which are of comparatively rare occurrence, present many questions of greater intricacy than any other class of crimes.

The quarrels of neighboring cities were as dangerous to sound rule as the feuds of rival barons, and Hubert took instant measures to put down the sedition.

By asserting her title, Mary was making herself the nucleus of sedition, which on her father's death would lead to a convulsion in the realm.

This indulgence was granted especially to the inhabitants of cities, whose facilities for combination and sedition were always contemplated with apprehension by the jealous despot.

This amnesty, he added, was to be "considered and construed as covering offenses of rebellion, sedition or conspiracy to commit the same, and other related offenses."

In the hope to fasten a charge of either blasphemy on the one hand, or sedition on the other, on the wandering teacher, they eagerly awaited his answer.

He had in mind his own address at Moscow in which he had appealed to the community at large for this very assistance in ferreting out sedition.

Adverting to the sedition law, it was declared that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press had been given.

I maintain that it has been one steady stream of sedition, one steady attempt to subvert Government, one method of promoting this object being adopted after another.

They had subdued sedition, had repelled the Armada, had fostered prosperity, and had been willing at times to cater to the whims of their subjects.

While a cause is unheard, it is violence to pass sanguinary sentences against it; it is fraud to charge it, contrary to its deserts, with sedition and mischief.

For they feared mutiny and sedition in the army in an enemy's country, which indeed it would have been easy for Alcibiades to effect, if he had wished it.

Most dangerous of all traitors is he who keeps just within the law of trespass while scattering afar his seed of sedition throughout the Land of Liberty.

He describes the situation rhetorically as "sedition begetting sedition, like a wild beast gone mad, which, for want of other food, falls to eating its own flesh."

The entire country is undermined with conspiracy and sedition; day after day a vast, silent, underground movement goes on, fomenting rebellion against the English rule.

Worthington, having lived with considerable of a man for fifteen years, hearing echoes of this sedition, attacked the fortification of the faithful on its weakest side.

The complaint arose from their being ever ready to preach against sedition and disloyalty, and to use their moral influence publicly and privately for that purpose.

It is true that sedition was already rife on every side, but had they not hundreds and thousands of allies at hand to assist them in suppressing it?

The idea of authority was very strong at that period and rebellion or disobedience on the part of laborers was regarded as little less than sedition or treason.

The dictator was a magistrate invested with royal authority, created in perilous circumstances, in time of pestilence, sedition, or when the commonwealth was attacked by dangerous enemies.

That a man was in jail for sedition and impiety, would, I believe, have been, within memory, a sufficient reason why he should not come out of jail a legislator.

Scarcely less horrible were the trials for sedition, which sent an English clergyman to transportation for life because he had signed a petition in favor of Parliamentary reform.

She marched in a woman of a single purpose; she came out a double-faced diplomatist, with the seeds of sedition and conspiracy lurking, all unsuspected, in her heart.

His liberty was at this time as ill relished by the parliament; and he was thrown into prison, as a promoter of sedition and disorder in the commonwealth.

They were resolved to put down what they deemed the abuse of letters, and to punish not only the preaching of sedition but the open expression of impiety.