Seditious Se*di"tious, a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. s['e]ditieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words. [1913 Webster]

2. Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens. [1913 Webster] -- {Se*di"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Se*di"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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