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Definition of Treason

Treason

  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; disloyalty; treachery.
  2. Loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy.

Treason Quotations

There's only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
Reza Aslan

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
T. S. Eliot

If this be treason, make the most of it!
Patrick Henry

Pity is treason.
Maximilien Robespierre

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
Stephen Fry
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Treason Translations

treason in German is Verrat
treason in Latin is proditio, proditio
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