|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Dissension; the raising of commotion in a state; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority.
2. (n.) Dissension; division; schism.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
se-dish'-un: The translation in Ezra 4:15, 19 for 'eshtaddur, "struggling," "revolt"; in 2 Esdras 15:16 for inconstabilitio, "instability" with "be seditious" for stasiazo, "rise in rebellion" in 2 Maccabees 14:6. In addition, the King James Version has "sedition" for stasis, "standing up," "revolt" (the Revised Version (British and American) "insurrection") in Luke 23:19, 25 Acts 24:5, with (dichostasia), "a standing asunder" (the Revised Version (British and American) "division") in Galatians 5:20. As "sedition" does not include open violence against a government, the word should not have been used in any of the above cases.
Sedition (8 Occurrences)
Luke 23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) (KJV)
Luke 23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. (KJV WBS YLT)
Acts 19:40 For also we are in danger to be put in accusation for sedition for this affair of to-day, no cause existing in reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse. (DBY)
Acts 21:38 Aren't you then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?" (WEB ASV DBY)
Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: (KJV DBY WBS)
Acts 24:12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither exciting the people to sedition, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: (WBS)
Ezra 4:15 that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ezra 4:19 I decreed, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)