Comment: The Definition of Treason

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The Definition of Treason

trea·son (trzn)
1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.

treason [ˈtriːzən]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) violation or betrayal of the allegiance that a person owes his sovereign or his country, esp by attempting to overthrow the government; high treason
2. any treachery or betrayal

See also crime.

an act of cooperating with an invader of one’s country. — collaborationist, n.
1. breach of trust, especially treachery or treason.
2. an act or instance of this. — perfidious, adj.
cowardice, treason, or disloyalty. — recreant, n., adj.