treason


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Synonyms for treason

willful violation of allegiance to one's country

willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust

Synonyms for treason

a crime that undermines the offender's government

disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior

an act of deliberate betrayal

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Hunt upon his guard: still, as there was no knowing how far his plans might have succeeded, and as any rash act might blow the mere smouldering sparks of treason into a sudden blaze, it was thought advisable by those with whom Mr.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
Cornelius de Witt is a bad citizen, as he is charged with high treason, and arrested.
If, therefore, Cornelius de Witt is a bad citizen, -- of which there can be no doubt, as he is charged with high treason, and arrested, -- his accomplice, Cornelius van Baerle, is no less a bad citizen than himself.
Well, Mynheer Boxtel, at this moment your neighbour Cornelius van Baerle is arrested for high treason.
I have taken it, as you see; so just now I am the Queen, and all who oppose me are guilty of treason, and must be punished by the law you have just mentioned.
Judge Afridi then recommended his arrest in the high treason case.
She said speeches of Hussain were tantamount to treason and he should be tried under the treason charge.
LAHORE -- Sessions Court has dismissed the plea seeking registration of high treason case against former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
AG Githu Muigai has scolded "ignorant and mischievous" lawyer politicians for lying to Kenyans about treason.
Russian authorities Wednesday charged an employee of the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and two officers in the Federal Security Service (FSB) with committing treason in the interest of the United States.
ISLAMABAD -- A special court in Islamabad on Wednesday declared former president Pervez Musharraf an 'absconder' and ordered the authorities to bring him before the court within 30 days in high treason case.
The camp of Rodrigo Duterte has filed treason and espionage charges against President Benigno Aquino III and Sen.