DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

treason meaning

EN[ˈtriː.zən] [-iːzən]
WTreason
  • In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation.
  • Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].
  • Outside legal spheres, the word "traitor" may also be used to describe a person who betrays (or is accused of betraying) his own political party, nation, family, friends, ethnic group, team, religion, social class,
  • At times, the term "traitor" has been used as a political epithet, regardless of any verifiable treasonable action. In a civil war or insurrection, the winners may deem the losers to be traitors.
treason
treason

    Definition of treason in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtreasonsSUF-son
    1. The crime of betraying one’s own country.
      1. Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason? Why, if it doth, then none dare call it treason.
    2. Providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason? Why, if it doth, then none dare call it treason.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en treasonable
      2. en treasons
      3. en treasonist
      4. en treasonous
      5. en treasonably
      Source: Wiktionary
       0 0

      Meaning of treason for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "treason" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Difficultness: Level 2
      12345678910
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 8
      12345678910
      Definite    ➨     Versatile