- a crime, especially high treason, committed against the sovereign power.
- an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler.
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Got to have a finger in some political pie, and political pies in Russia before the war were lese-majesty.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
How could they, when they saw in the temper of the people too plain proofs that their lese-majesty had borne evil fruit?The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
They have conquered you already, as they boast, for the crime of lese-majesty has placed you at their mercy.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley