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treasonnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtriː.zən/
(the ​crime of) ​showing no ​loyalty to ​yourcountry, ​especially by ​helpingitsenemies or ​trying to ​defeatitsgovernment: In 1606 Guy Fawkes was ​executed for treason.
(Definition of treason from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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treasonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtri·zən/
social studies the ​crime of ​helpingyour country’s ​enemies or ​attempting to ​illegallyremoveitsgovernment: In 1807, Burr was ​arrested and ​tried for treason, but he was ​acquitted.
(Definition of treason from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “treason”
in Korean 반역죄…
in Arabic خِيانة عُظْمى…
in Malaysian pengkhianatan…
in French trahison…
in Russian государственная измена…
in Chinese (Traditional) 叛國(罪)…
in Italian tradimento contro lo stato…
in Turkish vatan ihanet, vatana ihanet suçu…
in Polish zdrada…
in Spanish traición…
in Vietnamese tội phản quốc…
in Portuguese traição…
in Thai การกบฏ…
in German der Verrat…
in Catalan traïció…
in Japanese (国家に対する)反逆, 裏切り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 叛国(罪)…
in Indonesian pengkhianatan…
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