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treason

noun [U] uk   /ˈtriː.zən/ us  
(the crime of) showing no loyalty to your country, especially by helping its enemies or trying to defeat its government: Guy Fawkes was executed for treason.Disloyalty, betrayal and treasonTerrorism and political crime
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