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