The word "sedition" brings to mind mutiny, treason and treachery, preferably against a monarch. In the 1992 film Last of the Mohicans, for example, one character, Colonel Munro, expresses his anger at the suggestion of some colonials leaving a fort while it is being attacked by the French: "Anyone fomenting or advocating the leaving of Fort William Henry will be hung for sedition. Anyone actually caught leaving will be shot for desertion!".
The non-legal usage of the word, in both Spanish and English, reflects that history. Spain's dictionary of reference, the RAE, defines it as "a collective and violent uprising against authority, public order or military discipline; without being as serious as rebellion". The Oxford English Dictionary describes "Conduct or speech inciting people to...
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