Definition of 'treason'
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Others have been arrested by rebel colleagues on charges of treason. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although all but one were acquitted of treason charges, others were found guilty of murder and spent years in prison. Smithsonian Mag (2017)When the conflict concluded, hundreds of miners were indicted for murder, and more than a dozen were charged with treason. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Such thoughts were considered high treason as recently as the beginning of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Since the collapse of the treason trials radicals had been expectant of progress. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Apparently this is akin to high treason. The Sun (2007)It can apply to any offence other than treason or murder and the husband must be present when the crime is committed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What they do is a form of treason, a crime against the people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were charged with treason for bearing arms against the Reich. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He and his Government have committed treason. The Sun (2009)Clearly, the treason law is not enough. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They might be silly, or courting danger but are not high treason. THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003)They died maintaining that high treason had been committed against the people of England. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)The judge in his two-year treason trial found that the film presented as evidence had been doctored. Times, Sunday Times (2007)WHY are these people not charged with treason and removed to the country they so proudly defend? The Sun (2011)According to the king, she has committed treason and needs to be recaptured so justice can be done. The Sun (2015)He was charged with treason and for two years a death sentence hung over his head until a judge decided that he had been framed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Any defendant may plead the defence of duress to a charge that they have committed a criminal offence other than murder, attempted murder or treason. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was arrested and charged with treason, a capital offence, but made no attempt to deny her actions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They wanted a new constitution and a new simplified legal system: no imprisonment for debt, capital punishment only for murder and treason. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
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British English: treason NOUN
Treason is the crime of betraying your country, for example by helping its enemies or by trying to remove its government using violence.
They were tried and found guilty of treason.
Definition of treason from the Collins English Dictionary
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