Definition of Lese majesty

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

Definition of Lese majesty

1. Noun. The crime of violating majesty, an offense against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lese Majesty

lese majeste
lese majesty (current term)
lesquerolic acid

Literary usage of Lese majesty

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"ever, that such linguistic lese-majesty is far more common in England than in America. " One of the female persuasion, if she l>ea cook in a good family, ..."

2. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"These crimes of lese-majesty, under the republic, were reduced to four kinds: ... Augustus was the first to extend this law'of lese-majesty, by including in ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Of lese majesty a division was made, but with little difference, between ita parts, and between that which was human »nd that which was divine : lese ..."

4. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"Hogg's " A faithful minister—considering the hazard the subjects of their blessed King are in, to be seduced into acts of high disloyalty and lese-majesty, ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"By all which they, and each of them were guilty, art and part, of the foresaid crimes of treason, rebellion, and lese-majesty, at least of treasonable ..."

6. My Country, 'tis of Thee by Russell L. Dunn (1920)
"How lese majesty has been made a crime in A merican States by new fashion laws. lese majesty is the crime of contempt of a Lord High Executioner of a law ..."

7. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl, John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) (1844)
""Presently, it was a crime of lese-majesty or of counter-revolution in the city of Nursia to have erected monuments to its inhabitants who had fallen during ..."

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