'Lèse-majesté' — Video Word of the Day 9/25/2019

Learn the meaning and history of 'lèse-majesté' in our video series with TIME


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Our Word of the Day for September 25, 2019 is lèse-majesté, a noun meaning "a crime against a sovereign power."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

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