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Definition of Treason
TreasonTreason Trea"son, n. [OE. tresun, treisun, traisoun, OF.
tra["i]son, F. trahison, L. traditio a giving up, a
delivering up, fr. tradere to give up, betray. See Traitor,
and cf. Tradition.]
1. 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;
The treason of the murthering in the bed. --Chaucer.
Note: In monarchies, the killing of the sovereign, or an
attempt to take his life, is treason. In England, to
imagine or compass the death of the king, or of the
queen consort, or of the heir apparent to the crown, is
high treason, as are many other offenses created by
statute. In the United States, treason is confined to
the actual levying of war against the United States, or
to an adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and
2. Loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence;
If he be false, she shall his treason see.
Petit treason. See under Petit.
Meaning of Treason from wikipedia
- In law, treason
to the state. It is a crime
some of the more extreme
. It was defined
3 of the United States
Constitution. Most state constitutions include similar definitions
- was, from 1352, a statutory penalty
for men convicted
of high treason
was first recorded during
of King Henry...
- is a list of people convicted
. Some countries
have a high constitutional hurdle
have less stringent...
- Petty treason
or petit treason
was an offence under
law of England which involved
(including murder) of a superior
by a subordinate...
- No Treason
is a composition
essays, all written
in 1867: No. 1, No. 2: "The Constitution", and No. 6: "The Constitution
of no Authority". No...
law, as well as other enumerated
areas. Article Three
also defines treason
1 of Article Three vests
the judicial power
of the United
- of 1605, in earlier centuries often called
the Gunpowder Treason
Plot or the Jesuit Treason
, was a failed
********ination attempt against
- High treason
is criminal disloyalty
to one's government. High Treason
may also refer
to: High Treason
film), a British adaptation
- law of the United
Kingdom, high treason
is the crime
to the Crown. Offences constituting
high treason include plotting
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