Definition of treason noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtriːzn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtriːzn//
(also high treason) [uncountable] Types of crime
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the crime of doing something that could cause danger to your country, such as helping its enemies during a war an act of high treason against the English crown They were charged with treason and sentenced to death. See related entries: Types of crime Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French treisoun, from Latin traditio(n-) ‘handing over’, from the verb tradere.
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