Definition of High treason

1. Noun. A crime that undermines the offender's government.

Definition of High treason

1. Noun. Criminal disloyalty to one's country. ¹

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Literary usage of High treason

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"But it was again raised into high treason, by the statute of Anne before mentioned, at the time of a projected invasion in favour of the then pretender; ..."

2. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"6. to counterfeit foreign gold or silver coin made current in the realm, or to aid therein, is high'treason. 21. 5. 59 By 14 Eliz. c. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"For the exclusion of it from cases of high treason there appears to be no foundation except Sir Edward Coke s own view as quoted, because the two cases ..."

4. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1853)
"What was done by one was done by all; in high treason, all concerned are ... So the prisoners were all convicted of high treason; and I am ashamed to say ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"A motion was made and carried in the Commons for impeaching Fitzharris before the Lords for high treason, with a view to supersede the King's prosecution, ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, with an Analysis of the Work by William Blackstone, Edward Christian, Joseph Chitty, John Eykyn Hovenden, Thomas Lee, Archer Ryland (1853)
"high treason may, according to the statute of Edward III. be committed, ... The punishment of high treason, in males, is (generally) to be, I. Drawn. II. ..."

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