Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An offense against the sovereign power in a state; treason.
  • n. An act of disrespect towards authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See leze majesty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In jurisprudence, any crime committed against the sovereign power in a state; treason.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crime that undermines the offender's government

Etymologies

From Latin laesa maiestas ("injury to majesty"). (Wiktionary)

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