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Noun: treason  tree-zun
  1. A crime that undermines the offender's government
    - high treason, lese majesty
  2. Disloyalty by virtue of subversive behaviour
    - subversiveness, traitorousness
  3. An act of deliberate betrayal
    - treachery, betrayal, perfidy

Derived forms: treasons

Type of: betrayal, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], dishonesty, disloyalty, knavery, law-breaking

Encyclopedia: Treason