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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


A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
Kurt Huber

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

I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
Samuel Johnson
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Treason Translations

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

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