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high treason

noun
1.
treason against the sovereign or state.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • IN short, high treason against this once great nation.
  • As far as any science is concerned, he committed high treason, and he should be dealt with accordingly.
  • But sport is war by other means, and changing allegiance is sometimes considered high treason.
  • Opposition leaders were accused of hugely inflated crimes, such as high treason and genocide.
  • The offenders were declared guilty of high treason and their property was confiscated.
British Dictionary definitions for high treason

high treason

noun
1.
an act of treason directly affecting a sovereign or state
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