Definitions for treasonˈtri zən
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treason, high treason, lese majesty(noun)
a crime that undermines the offender's government
treason, subversiveness, traitorousness(noun)
disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy(noun)
an act of deliberate betrayal
The crime of betraying oneu2019s government.
Providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
Origin: From tresoun, treison, from treson, from traïson, from traditionem, accusative of traditio, from trado, from .
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
loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy
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
Violation of the allegiance owed to one
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
I thought they could be helpful. Instead, my trust turned into their treason.
No owl is afraid of the night, no snake of the swamp and no traitor of the treason!
Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal.
The last temptation is the greatest treason to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Translations for treason
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- измяна, предателствоBulgarian
- traïcióCatalan, Valencian
- zrada, velezrada, vlastizradaCzech
- εθνική προδοσία, προδοσίαGreek
- traición, colaboracionistaSpanish
- valtiopetos, maanpetos, petos, pettäminenFinnish
- árulás, hitszegésHungarian
- svik, föðurlandssvik, landráðIcelandic
- 裏切り, 反逆Japanese
- 배신, 背信, 배반Korean
- hoogverraad, landverraad, verraadDutch
- landssvikNorwegian Nynorsk
- zdrada, kolaboracjaPolish
- измена, государственная измена, предательствоRussian
- izdaja, издајство, издаја, izdajstvoSerbo-Croatian
- izdajstvo, izdajaSlovene
- sự, phản bội, 反背Vietnamese
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