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Daemon
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seditious

(adjective) In opposition to a civil authority or government.

Synonyms: insurgent, subversive

Usage: In an attempt to discourage rebellion, the dictator announced that anyone found in possession of seditious literature would be executed.
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According to Etymonline:

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].

"Folcslite" sounds like "folks-lite" which seems especially apt for sedition.


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