treason


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  • noun

Synonyms for treason

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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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.
Well, Mynheer Boxtel, at this moment your neighbour Cornelius van Baerle is arrested for high treason.
Avis Everhard took for granted that her narrative would be read in her own day, and so omits to mention the outcome of the trial for high treason.
I shall not be a party to high treason," snapped Johnson.
The wave of rebellion swept over me in an instant, beginning with an heretical doubt as to the sanctity of the established order of things--that fetish which has ruled Pan-Americans for two centuries, and which is based upon a blind faith in the infallibility of the prescience of the long-dead framers of the articles of Pan-American federation--and ending in an adamantine determination to defend my honor and my life to the last ditch against the blind and senseless regulation which assumed the synonymity of misfortune and treason.
ISLAMABAD -- The Special Court (SC) would hear on Friday high treason case against General (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf who declared a state of emergency on November 3, 2007 during which time the constitution was suspended.
Germany's acting chief public prosecutor on Monday dropped a treason investigation against a news website and said the secrets it leaked had not threatened national security.
The Watergate scandal that ultimately forced President Nixon's resignation is well-known, but Treason makes an even more severe claim--that Nixon sabotaged 1968 Paris peace talks and prolonged the Vietnam War, specifically to ensure his own election.
LAHORE -- The LHC Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik on Monday constituted a three-member bench commence hearing for assessing maintainability of petition filed seeking holding trail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain under treason case.
Ottawa, May 30 (Petra) -- Canada's federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.
The difference now is that the church is not behind this chase but the sacred inquisition of the government which reveals high treason through their hunting dogs and mercenaries.
About 2,000 citizens signed the petition for raising an indictment against SDSM leader Zoran Zaev for treason only on the first day of the campaign launched by the Civil Movement for Macedonia's Defense (GDOM), Vecer reports.
seal of treason,' featuring the bald eagle, scornful and glaring with its back turned away, accompanied by text which describes the offense committed by the 47 senators.