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Definition of 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

I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina

Disunion by force is treason.
Andrew Jackson

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

I found out about reviews early on. They're mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That's probably why I'm less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason.
Barry Hannah

This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
Thomas Dekker
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Treason Translations

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