se·​di·​tion | \ si-ˈdi-shən

Definition of sedition

: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority 1
Example: Morales still faces charges of treason and sedition lodged by prosecutors under the conservative interim government, which accused him of stirring violent protests and spent much of the past 12 months attempting to reverse his policies.

 Also see: Rebellion or insurrection 18 U.S.C §2383. Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


Definition of insurrection

: an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organisation, that tends toward rebellion against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent toward, or rebellion against, established authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interest of sedition.2
Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. 3 4



4. US Code 18 U.S.C. § 2384