high treason


high treason
noun
a crime that undermines the offender's government
Syn: ↑treason, ↑lese majesty
Derivationally related forms: ↑treasonous (for: ↑treason), ↑treasonist (for: ↑treason)
Hypernyms: ↑crime, ↑offense, ↑criminal offense, ↑criminal offence, ↑offence, ↑law-breaking

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noun [noncount]
:treason

The conspirators were hanged for high treason.

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ˌhigh ˈtreason [high treason] noun uncountable
= treason

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • high treason — See treason. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

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  • high treason — n. treason against the ruler or government …   English World dictionary

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