Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treason”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “treason”
in Korean 반역죄…
in Arabic خِيانة عُظْمى…
in French trahison…
in Turkish vatan ihanet, vatana ihanet suçu…
in Italian tradimento contro lo stato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 叛國(罪)…
in Russian государственная измена…
in Polish zdrada…
in Spanish traición…
in Portuguese traição…
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)…
(Definition of treason from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treason?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “treason”

Definitions of “treason” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Terrorism & political crime

“treason”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More