Definitions for treasonˈtri zən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treason, high treason, lese majesty(noun)

    a crime that undermines the offender's government

  2. treason, subversiveness, traitorousness(noun)

    disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior

  3. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy(noun)

    an act of deliberate betrayal

Wiktionary

  1. treason(Noun)

    The crime of betraying oneu2019s government.

  2. treason(Noun)

    Providing aid and comfort to the enemy.

  3. Origin: From tresoun, treison, from treson, from traïson, from traditionem, accusative of traditio, from trado, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treason(noun)

    the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power; disloyalty; treachery

  2. Treason(noun)

    loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy

Freebase

  1. Treason

    In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation. Historically, treason also covered the murder of specific social superiors, such as the murder of a husband by his wife or that of a master by his servant or slave. Treason against the king was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor. Oran's Dictionary of the Law defines treason as "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aiding or involved by such an endeavor. Outside legal spheres, the word "traitor" may also be used to describe a person who betrays their own political party, nation, family, friends, ethnic group, team, religion, social class, or other group to which they may belong. Often, such accusations are controversial and disputed, as the person may not identify with the group of which they are a member, or may otherwise disagree with the group members making the charge. See, for example, race traitor, often used by White supremacists and of people in inter-racial relationships.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. treason

    Violation of the allegiance owed to one

Anagrams of treason »

  1. senator

  2. atoners

  3. rotanes

  4. nor'-east

  5. Nor-east


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