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Origin of treason
Examples from the Web for treason
So does his comment about treason, which plugs into the mentality of those accusing the President of sedition and disloyalty.Paranoia Crept into American Political Life a Long Time Ago|Lewis Beale|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though his earlier conversion to Christianity had been made public, his treason sent shock waves.
I also informed him that now, since the fast and furious scandal, that continuing the war on drugs is treason.From Las Vegas to Georgia, the NRA Has Created a Monster|Cliff Schecter|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he conquered the horse he used the noble beast to draw and quarter those he suspected of treason.What Happens to the Death Penalty When Lethal Injection Isn’t Quick and Painless?|Andrew Cohen|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Feed that argument to gun-loving Twitter users and you get hundreds of accusations of treason.Fringe Factor: Halt Teen Pregnancy Without Birth Control|Caitlin Dickson|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The servants of Carausius imitated the example of treason which he had given.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Consternation ruled supreme, treason and imbecility were everywhere charged against the authorities.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Our dear Eustace is accused of treason, and his friend and constant associate is involved in the same charge.The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3|Jane West
When no one knew what might happen to himself, why should he indict his neighbour for treason?The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
He was accused of disloyalty and treason, with the greatest heat, everywhere.The Crow's Nest|Clarence Day, Jr.
Word Origin for treason
early 13c., from Anglo-French treson, from Old French traison (11c.; Modern French trahison), from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) "a handing over, delivery, surrender" (see tradition). Old French form influenced by the verb trair "betray." In old English law, high treason is violation by a subject of his allegiance to his sovereign or to the state; distinguished from petit treason, treason against a subject, such as murder of a master by his servant.