high treason

noun

Definition of high treason

Examples of high treason in a Sentence

The conspirators were hanged for high treason.
Recent Examples on the Web Harry Johannes Knoesen, 61, a leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement, was on Monday found guilty of high treason, incitement to carry out violent attacks, and recruiting people to commit attacks. Mogomotsi Magome, ajc, 6 June 2022 Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian politician and a businessman, was put under arrest after prosecutors accused him of high treason and terrorist financing. Fortune, 22 May 2022 Shariy is suspected of high treason by the Ukrainian authorities. Artem Grudinin, NBC News, 5 May 2022 At least two different calls had warned of a coming police raid at TV Rain; after the site was blocked, the false alarms regarding police seemed like a warning shot—leave or face arrest and charges of high treason. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2022 In May, Ukrainian authorities charged Medvedchuk with high treason, shut down his television network and placed him under house arrest. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 His speech and actions drew the ire of the country’s military leaders, who accused Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun of high treason and tried to replace him as their ambassador. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 2 Feb. 2022 Ukraine’s top prosecutor later accused Mr. Medvedchuk of high treason, and a court placed him under house arrest. James Marson, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 His speech and actions drew the ire of the country’s military leaders, who accused Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun of high treason and tried to replace him as their ambassador. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high treason

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high treason was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

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“High treason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20treason. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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