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petit treason

or petty treason

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i ˈtri zən/
noun, English Law.
the killing of a husband by his wife, of a lord by his servant, or of an ecclesiastic by a subordinate ecclesiastic.
Origin of petit treason
Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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