Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lese-majesty.

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Examples

  • What the one man considered upholding the dignity of his office, the other interpreted as leze-majesty.

    The Henchman

  • All persons conspiring against the lives of the electors are declared guilty of leze-majesty, and shall forfeit their lives and possessions.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • It might be high treason, leze-majesty -- anything in the world that is unpronounceable and awful -- for aught this simple sailor knew to the contrary.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel

  • Sir Arthur would have deemed himself guilty of the crime of leze-majesty had he doubted the existence of any single individual of that formidable head-roll of one hundred and four kings of Scotland, received by Boethius, and rendered classical by Buchanan, in virtue of whom James

    The Antiquary

  • Sir Arthur would have deemed himself guilty of the crime of leze-majesty had he doubted the existence of any single individual of that formidable head-roll of one hundred and four kings of Scotland, received by Boethius, and rendered classical by Buchanan, in virtue of whom James VI. claimed to rule his ancient kingdom, and whose portraits still frown grimly upon the walls of the gallery of Holyrood.

    The Antiquary — Complete

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