- a crime, especially high treason, committed against the sovereign power.
- an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler.
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Origin of lese majesty
Example sentences from the Web for lese majesty
Three-dimensional shots attempt to capture the majesty of his triumphs from the artistic world to the scientific.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor|Nico Hines|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her Majesty is firmly of the view that this is a matter for the people of Scotland.Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' About Independence Vote|Tom Sykes|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is there that you get the fullest sense of majesty and tragedy of this city transformed.
To them, Her Imperial Majesty and Queen Empress was behaving in a manner unbecoming.
A glittering spectacle of British pomp and majesty it may be, but the clothes are rather tight, and the room is somewhat airless.Thump! Audible Crash As Queen's Page Boy Collapses At Opening of Parliament|Tom Sykes|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
I beseech your Majesty to be pleased to have executed immediately what is most expedient for the royal service in this matter.
If not, I shall do so as soon as possible, as befits the importance of what is contained in them, and the service of your Majesty.
There it appears that your Majesty has ordered in this matter that consultation be held thereon.
Two appointments from your Majesty came last year to this metropolitan church of Manila.