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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 se·di·tion /sɪˈdɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·di·tion n.
 1. 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.
 In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate
 The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition.   --Shak.
    Noisy demagogues who had been accused of sedition.   --Macaulay.
 2. Dissension; division; schism. [Obs.]
    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, . . . emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.   --Gal. v. 19, 20.
 Syn: -- Insurrection; tumult; uproar; riot; rebellion; revolt. See Insurrection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority
          and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the