sed-,分开，来自 se-在元音前的异体形式，-it,走，词源同 exit,transit.比较前缀 re-在元音前的 异化形式 redolent,olfactory.字面意思即分开走，使分开，引申词义煽动叛乱。
- sedition (n.)
- mid-14c., "rebellion, uprising, revolt, concerted attempt to overthrow civil authority; violent strife between factions, civil or religious disorder, riot; rebelliousness against authority," from Old French sedicion (14c., Modern French sédition) and directly from Latin seditionem (nominative seditio) "civil disorder, dissention, strife; rebellion, mutiny," literally "a going apart, separation," from se- "apart" (see secret) + itio "a going," from past participle of ire "to go" (see ion).
Meaning "conduct or language inciting to rebellion against a lawful government" is from 1838. An Old English word for it was folcslite. Less serious than treason, as wanting an overt act, "But it is not essential to the offense of sedition that it threaten the very existence of the state or its authority in its entire extent" [Century Dictionary].
- 1. Government officials charged him with sedition.
- 2. His denial of sedition was a denial of violence.
- 3. They were charged with sedition.
- 4. Openly he professed loyalty, but in secret he was fanning the flame of sedition.
- 他表面上伪装忠诚, 暗地里却在煽动闹事.
- 5. Anyone fomenting on advocating the leaving of Fort William Henry will be hung for sedition.
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