- treason against the sovereign or state.
Origin of high treason
Examples from the Web for high treason
Historical Examples of high treason
In 1759, by an edict, they were declared guilty of high-treason, and expelled from Portugal.Mysticism and its Results
I fancy that he was found guilty of high-treason, was he not?The Heir of Kilfinnan
If they had been guilty of high-treason, they should be duly arraigned.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.
John Lothrop Motley
John Garnet or himself had to pay the penalty of high-treason at Tyburn.Katerfelto
G. J. Whyte-Melville
To be in prison at your age (you are little more than a lad), and that for high-treason!Lochinvar
S. R. Crockett
- an act of treason directly affecting a sovereign or state