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TREASON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does treason mean? 

TREASON (noun)
  The noun TREASON has 3 senses:

1. a crime that undermines the offender's government
2. disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
3. an act of deliberate betrayal

  Familiarity information: TREASON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TREASON (noun)


Sense 1treason [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crime that undermines the offender's government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

treason; lese majesty; high treason

Hypernyms ("treason" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)


Sense 2treason [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

subversiveness; traitorousness; treason

Hypernyms ("treason" is a kind of...):

disloyalty (the quality of being disloyal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "treason"):

betrayal (the quality of aiding an enemy)


Sense 3treason [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of deliberate betrayal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

betrayal; perfidy; treachery; treason

Hypernyms ("treason" is a kind of...):

dishonesty; knavery (lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "treason"):

double cross; double-crossing; sellout (an act of betrayal)


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