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Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.
Harold Coffin

Meaning of "treason" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TREASON

From Old French traïson, from Latin trāditiō a handing over.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TREASON

treason  [ˈtriːzən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TREASON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Treason is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TREASON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

treason

Treason

In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation. Historically, treason also covered the murder of specific social superiors, such as the murder of a husband by his wife or that of a master by his servant. Treason against the king was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor. Oran's Dictionary of the Law defines treason as "......citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the." In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aiding or involved by such an endeavor. Outside legal spheres, the word "traitor" may also be used to describe a person who betrays his own political party, nation, family, friends, ethnic group, team, religion, social class, or other group to which they may belong.

Definition of treason in the English dictionary

The definition of treason in the dictionary is violation or betrayal of the allegiance that a person owes his sovereign or his country, esp by attempting to overthrow the government; high treason. Other definition of treason is any treachery or betrayal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TREASON


Belizean
bəˈliːzən
Curzon
ˈkɜːzən
encheason
ɛnˈtʃiːzən
geason
ɡiːzən
low-season
ləʊ ˈsiːzən
mid-season
ˈmɪdˌsiːzən
off-season
ˌɒfˈsiːzən
outreason
ˌaʊtˈriːzən
Posen
ˈpoːzən
postseason
pəʊstˈsiːzən
preseason
ˈpriːˌsiːzən
reason
ˈriːzən
reseason
riːˈsiːzən
season
ˈsiːzən
Susan
ˈsuːzən
Tarzan
ˈtɑːzən
unreason
ʌnˈriːzən
unseason
ʌnˈsiːzən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TREASON

treadwheel
treague
treas.
treasonable
treasonableness
treasonably
treasonous
treasurable
treasure
treasure chest
treasure flower
treasure house
treasure hunt
treasure-trove
treasured
treasureless
treasurer
treasurership
treasuries
treasury

WORDS THAT END LIKE TREASON

dead season
festive season
football season
growing season
high season
hunting season
hurricane season
in good season
in season
it stands to reason
Jason
listen to reason
low season
off season
open season
peak season
practical reason
silly season
soccer season
the Age of Reason
winter season

Synonyms and antonyms of treason in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TREASON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «treason» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of treason

Translation of «treason» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TREASON

Find out the translation of treason to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of treason from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «treason» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

叛国罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

traición
570 millions of speakers

English

treason
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

देशद्रोह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخيانة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

измена
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

traição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ্বাসঘাতকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

trahison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengkhianatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verrat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

謀反
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반역죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengorbanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự làm phản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துரோகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

देशद्रोह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vatan hainliği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tradimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zdrada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зрада
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

trădare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προδοσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verraad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förräderi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forræderi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of treason

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TREASON»

The term «treason» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TREASON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about treason

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10 QUOTES WITH «TREASON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word treason.
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Reza Aslan
There's only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
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Eion Bailey
I'm very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning's story, the army intelligence officer who's being held as a detainee and is going to trial for crimes of treason.
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Charles Bass
But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason.
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Peter Brimelow
I think Bush's immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached.
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Joseph Brodsky
Bad literature is a form of treason.
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Harold Coffin
Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.
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Edward Coke
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
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Frank Moore Colby
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
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Jim Cooper
The real problem with big issues like Medicare is that both parties have to be brave at the same time. Every pollster will tell you not to do that to get partisan advantage. Too many people here are willing to deliberately harm the country for partisan gain. That is borderline treason.
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Norman Cousins
Cynicism is intellectual treason.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TREASON»

Discover the use of treason in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to treason and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Treason
Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized.
Orson Scott Card, 2009
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Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on ...
Treason, in many ways an even more controversial and prescient book, will ignite impassioned political debate at one of the most crucial moments in our history. From the Hardcover edition.
Ann Coulter, 2003
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Treason
The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder.
Don Brown, 2009
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Treason
It was a time of war. A time of battles. And a time of Treason. As the Lancastrian forces struggle to win the English crown in the Wars of the Roses, Martin Robsart sees his parents killed and his home destroyed.
Meredith Whitford, 2013
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Act of Treason
On the surface it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, despite the tremendous job that the U.S. and her allies have done eliminating terrorist cells within the heart of America.
Vince Flynn, 2006
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If this be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents : a Memoir
Cortazar's Hopscotch ! for a commercial publisher." Rabassa concludes with his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated.
Gregory Rabassa, 2005
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Treason: Poems by Hedi Kaddour
With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker presents an English-speaking audience with the first selected volume of his work.
Hedi Kaddour, 2010
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Treason
Treason is award-winning reporter Bill Powell's dramatic account of how he became involved in one of the highest-profile U.S. mole hunts of recent decades.
Bill Powell, 2007
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Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He ...
The stories of the brave men who were executed or imprisoned by the Soviet Union include GRU General Dmitriy Fedorovich Polyakov, KGB Colonel Leonid Georgiyevich Poleshchuk, KGB Colonel Vladimir Mikhaylovich Piguzov, GRU technical officer ...
Sandra Grimes, Jeanne Vertefeuille, 2012
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Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America
A portrait of the American abolitionist offers insight into his enigmatic personality, covering such topics as his friendships with African-American contemporaries, his twenty children by two wives, and his willingness to resort to ...
Evan Carton, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TREASON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term treason is used in the context of the following news items.
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German prosecutors investigate Internet journalists for treason
The Federal Prosecutor General is investigating two German journalists suspected of treason for releasing confidential information online. Charges have been ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
2
Burkina Faso's Ex-President Charged With Treason
Blaise Compaore, the former president who ruled this West African country for nearly three decades, has been charged with "high treason" over his bid to ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Head of civil-rights group: Confederate symbols are 'treason,' should …
The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Serb court voids treason conviction of WWII general
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — To the cheers of supporters, a Serbian court on Thursday voided the treason conviction of Gen. Draza Mihailovic for his ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Adam Gadahn videos lead to treason charge
"The crime of treason is perhaps the most serious offense for which any person can be tried under our Constitution," Deputy Atty. Gen. Paul J. McNulty said at a ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
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Two-star fired for 'treason' rant against A-10 supporters
The two-star general who told officers they would be "committing treason" by advocating to Congress that the A-10 should be kept in service has been fired and ... «AirForceTimes.com, Apr 15»
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Open carry activist: 'Treason is punishable by death'
FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Kory Watkins, coordinator for Open Carry Tarrant County poses for a portrait holding his Romanian AK 47, in Haltom City, ... «KXAN.com, Feb 15»
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Thousands Sign Petition To Help Russian 'Treason' Suspect
More than 22,000 people have signed a petition asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure the release of Svetlana Davydova, a 36-year-old mother of ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Feb 15»
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Senator presses Air Force chief on A-10 'treason' comments
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Wednesday pressed a top Air Force official about comments a major general reportedly made that airmen who have spoken to ... «The Hill, Jan 15»
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Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as 'treason'
Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described efforts to promote birth control as "treason", saying contraception risked causing a whole ... «Yahoo News, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Treason [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/treason>. Nov 2019 ».
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