Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lose.
  • v. To destroy.
  • v. To forsake or abandon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To loose; deliver; release.
  • n. A Middle English form of lease, etc., and leese.

Etymologies

Old English -lēosan, as in forlēosan. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That abandonment of the primacy of Justice has had dreadful effects and one of these, along with everyone lese is the emotionalising as in selfishly emoting of modern people.

    One Faces Death One Does Not

  • The country's Attorney General's office sent 36 so-called lese majeste cases to prosecutors last year—double the number sent to court in 2005.

    Thai Clamp-Down on Internet Traffic Worries Companies

  • Regarding Thailand's so-called lese majeste law, the law itself has never been an obstacle to discussions, particularly academic ones, about the monarchy, including how the monarchical institution itself has continuously adapted to the changing environment over the past 700 years of its existence in the Kingdom.

    Improving the Lese Majeste Law

  • Thailand's so-called lese majeste laws are the harshest in the world.

    The Seattle Times

  • The verdict is the latest so-called lese majeste punishment handed down in the Southeast Asian kingdom, which has come under increasing pressure at home and abroad to reform harsh legislation that critics say is an affront to freedom of expression.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • In order to be defined as lese majeste, the offence must constitute defamation, libel or common insult and, if proven, carries a maximum penalty of five years.

    FACT - Freedom Against Censorship Thailand

  • Outlook, April 21) reflects a common misperception about the monarchy in Thailand and the country's so-called lese majeste law, obliging me to write this letter.

    Improving the Lese Majeste Law

  • The Nation - Man gets 10-year jail term for lese majesty, April 4, 2009

    10 years in jail for posting royalty pic

  • Suwicha Thakho was found guilty of violating cyber law and committing multiple instances of lese majeste, “or insulting the royal institution, by posting edited photos of His Majesty the King and Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on a website,” says Pattaya Daily News.

    10 years in jail for posting royalty pic

  • Since the end of the Cold War, Thailand's heavily militarized establishment has continued to promote the monarchy, and in recent months has filed several lese majeste investigations against politicians allied with Mr. Thaksin—though Mr. Thaksin insists he is loyal to the country's royal family.

    Thai General Weighs In on National Election

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