Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In English law, the offense of compassing imagining, devising, or intending to deprive the king or queen of the crown, or to levy war within the realm, in order forcibly to compel the change of royal measures, or to intimidate either house of Parliament, or to excite an invasion in any of the crown's dominions.
“Mr. Gladstone announced the intention of the government to release the Fenian prisoners then undergoing sentences for treason or treason-felony, on condition of their not remaining in or returning to the United Kingdom.”
“Davitt and John Wilson were convicted of treason-felony.”
“On the 10th of August he was placed at the bar of Green-street court-house, and arraigned on a charge of treason-felony, and a vigorous effort was made by the crown to convict him.”
“But it was only words of this kind that Bryan Dillon cared to say at the time; and as the privilege of offering some remarks in defence of his political opinions -- a privilege accorded to all prisoners in trials for treason and treason-felony up to that time -- had been denied to him, he chose to say no more.”
“But before the trial of Mr. Mitchel could be proceeded with, he was arrested on a fresh charge of "treason-felony" -- a new crime, which had been manufactured by Act of Parliament a few weeks before.”
“During the former trial some shades of anxiety might have been detected on his features; the charge of "murder" was grievous to him, but when that was happily disposed of, the world seemed to brighten before him, and he took his treason-felony trial cheerily.”
“I have been found guilty of treason or treason-felony.”
“But then came the other charge against him, the charge of treason-felony, for his connexion with the Fenian Brotherhood, and his part in the recent "rising.”
“In his regretted absence, the crown commenced their proceedings by placing Thomas Clarke Luby in the dock to answer to a charge of treason-felony.”
“On Tuesday, August 15th, John Martin's trial commenced in Green-street court-house, the indictment being for treason-felony.”
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