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Words nearby misprision
Definition for misprision (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for misprision
“You were guilty of misprision of treason in not revealing it,” remarked the Earl.Guy Fawkes|William Harrison Ainsworth
He had heard of misprision of felony; but nevertheless, he allowed his daughter-in-law to prevail.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
Fisher, the guiltiest of all, was sent to the Tower for misprision.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
A sensibility to injury, to fear, to harm, to misprision—a quick jealousy—suspicion—soreness!
In the bill, therefore, as it was first read, More and Fisher found themselves declared guilty of misprision of treason.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for misprision (1 of 2)
- a failure to inform the proper authorities of the commission of an act of treason
- the deliberate concealment of the commission of a felony