high treason


Examples of high treason in a Sentence

The conspirators were hanged for high treason.
Recent Examples on the Web Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1649, England’s King Charles I was executed for high treason. Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 On April 1, Hitler and several of his co-conspirators were found guilty of high treason. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 In September 2022, a journalist, Ivan Safronov, was sentenced to 22 years for high treason. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 17 Apr. 2023 However, Daoud noted that Ghana’s constitution still allows for the death penalty in cases of high treason, and called for the constitution to be revised as well. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 As wartime Russia experiences a surge in treason cases, the arrests for high treason of three Russian academics who work on hypersonic missile technology on the same faculty in Siberia have drawn a rare, public outcry from Russia’s scientific community. Francesca Ebel, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 Kara-Murza is also charged with high treason — no less than high treason. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 20 Feb. 2023 Sharif was re-elected and initiated high treason charges against Musharraf for his actions of 2007. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 4 Feb. 2023 The men stand accused of terrorism and high treason. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 30 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“High treason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20treason. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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