treasonous

[tree-zuh-nuhs]
adjective

Origin:
1585–95; treason + -ous

treasonously, adverb
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treason (ˈtriːzən)
 
n
1.  violation or betrayal of the allegiance that a person owes his sovereign or his country, esp by attempting to overthrow the government; high treason
2.  any treachery or betrayal
 
[C13: from Old French traïson, from Latin trāditiō a handing over; see tradition, traditor]
 
'treasonable
 
adj
 
'treasonous
 
adj
 
'treasonableness
 
n
 
'treasonably
 
adv

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Example sentences
It's funny how so many consider the confederates as treasonous.
More then likely they would have been called treasonous and tared and feathered.
They are outright traitors themselves or apologists for treasonous behavior.
Another correspondent was denounced as a possibly treasonous fabricator when he
  did report it.
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