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