In the Halsbury's Law of England Sedition has been defined as follows,
"Sedition is a misdemeanour at common law consisting of acts done, words spoken and published, or writings capable of being a libel published, in each case with an intention
- i) to bring into hatred or to excite disaffection against , the queen or the government and the constitution; or
- ii) to excite the Queen's subjects to attempt , otherwise than by lawful means , the alteration of any matter in church or state by law established; or
- iii) to incite persons to commit any crime in general disturbance of the peace; or
- iv) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst her Majesty's subjects; or
- v) to promote ill-will and hostility between different classes of those subjects.
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