treason

trea·son
ˈtrēzən/
noun
  1. the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
    “they were convicted of treason”
    synonyms: treacherydisloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness; More

    • the action of betraying someone or something.
      plural noun: treasons
      “doubt is the ultimate treason against faith”
      synonyms: treacherydisloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness;

      sedition, subversion,mutinyrebellion;
      high treason, lèse-majesté;
      literaryperfidy
      “the treason of Benedict Arnold will be recounted for centuries”
    • historical
      the crime of murdering someone to whom the murderer owed allegiance, such as a master or husband.
      noun: petty treason; plural noun: petty treasonsdeath-scythe-raster-49385585
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