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(Sed`i*men*ta"tion) n. The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition
of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.
(Se*di"tion) n. [OE. sedicioun, OF. sedition, F. sédition, fr. L. seditio, originally, a going aside; hence,
an insurrectionary separation; pref. se-, sed-, aside + itio a going, fr. ire, itum, to go. Cf. Issue.]
1. The raising of commotion in a state, not amounting to insurrection; conduct tending to treason, but
without an overt act; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority.
In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senateShak.
The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition.
Noisy demagogues who had been accused of sedition.Macaulay.
2. Dissension; division; schism. [Obs.]
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, . . . emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.Gal. v. 19,
Syn. Insurrection; tumult; uproar; riot; rebellion; revolt. See Insurrection.
(Se*di"tion*a*ry) n. An inciter or promoter of sedition. Bp. Hall.
(Se*di"tious) a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. séditieux.]
1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior;
seditious strife; seditious words.
2. Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of
sedition; as, seditious citizens.
Se*di"tious*ly, adv. Se*di"tious*ness, n.
(Sed"litz) a. Same as Seidlitz.
(Se*duce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seduced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seducing ] [L. seducere, seductum; pref.
se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.]
1. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to
tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
For me, the gold of France did not seduce.Shak.
2. Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.
Syn. To allure; entice; tempt; attract; mislead; decoy; inveigle. See Allure.
1. The act of seducing.
2. The means employed to seduce, as flattery, promises, deception, etc.; arts of enticing or corrupting.
(Se*du"cer) n. One who, or that which, seduces; specifically, one who prevails over the chastity
of a woman by enticements and persuasions.
He whose firm faith no reason could remove,Dryden.
Will melt before that soft seducer, love.