high treason

treason against the sovereign or state.

1350–1400; Middle English

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high treason
an act of treason directly affecting a sovereign or state

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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.
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