trea·​son·​able | \ ˈtrēz-nə-bəl How to pronounce treasonable (audio) , ˈtrē-zə-nə-bəl \

Definition of treasonable

: relating to, consisting of, or involving treason treasonable words

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treasonably \ ˈtrēz-​nə-​blē How to pronounce treasonable (audio) , ˈtrē-​zə-​nə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of treasonable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The journalist, who has been charged with treasonable felony, was released a day before his court hearing last week. Bukola Adebayo, CNN, "Nigeria faces backlash over the arrest of a US-based activist and journalist," 9 Dec. 2019 He was charged with seven counts that ranged from treasonable felony, cyber stalking, and money laundering to insulting president Buhari. Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Quartz Africa, "A New York-based journalist has become the face of shrinking press freedom in Nigeria," 16 Nov. 2019 Now, if the opening chapter is to be trusted, Duncan is to answer for this bizarre and perhaps treasonable lapse in front of a House Select Committee, many of whose members pine for his fall from grace. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Concussive Collaboration," 3 June 2018 There was nothing unusual, let alone treasonable, in this. Husain Haqqani, Twin Cities, "Husain Haqqani: Yes, the Russian ambassador met Trump’s team. So? That’s what we diplomats do," 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of treasonable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Treasonable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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