Definition of lese-majesty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lese-majesty

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌliz ˈmædʒəsti//
 
, NAmE//ˌleɪzˈmædʒəsti//
 
[uncountable](from French)(formal)
 
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the act or crime of insulting the king, queen, or other ruler
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