high treason

high treason
UK / US noun [uncountable] legal
a crime against your country, for example the crime of trying to take control of the government or helping your country's enemies

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  • High treason — is criminal disloyalty to one s country. Participating in a war against one s country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplomats, or its secret services for a hostile and foreign power, or attempting to kill… …   Wikipedia

  • High treason — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high treason — See treason. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • high treason — noun uncount a crime against your country, for example the crime of trying to take control of the government or helping your country s enemies: TREASON …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high treason — n. treason against the ruler or government …   English World dictionary

  • high treason — n [U] the crime of putting your country in great danger, for example by giving military secrets to the enemy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high treason — noun a crime that undermines the offender s government • Syn: ↑treason, ↑lese majesty • Derivationally related forms: ↑treasonous (for: ↑treason), ↑treasonist (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high treason — n. to commit high treason * * * [ˌhaɪ triːz(ə)n] to commit high treason …   Combinatory dictionary

  • high treason — N UNCOUNT High treason is a very serious crime which involves putting your country or its head of state in danger …   English dictionary

  • High Treason (disambiguation) — High Treason is criminal disloyal to one s country. The phrase may also refer to:* High Treason , 1927 Noel Pemberton Billing play * High Treason (1928 film), adaptation of the science fiction play * High Treason (1951 film), unrelated spy film * …   Wikipedia

  • High Treason (1928 film) — High Treason is a 1928 film based on a play by Noel Pemberton Billing. It was directed by Maurice Elvey, and stars James Carew, Raymond Massey, Humberstone Wright, Benita Hume and Jameson Thomas. The last known surviving complete print of this… …   Wikipedia

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