Definitions

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  • n. treason

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Treason.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the civil law, treason.

Etymologies

Latin perduellio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am of opinion, and so I believe will Mr. Crossmyloof and the Privy Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I allow neither perduellion nor lese-majesty against my sovereign authority. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I allow neither perduellion nor lese-majesty against my sovereign authority.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Saddletree, somewhat contemptuously; ` ` there's no a callant that e'er carried a pock wi 'a process in't, but will tell you that perduellion is the warst and maist virulent kind of treason, being an open convocating of the king's lieges against his authority (mair especially in arms, and by touk of drum, to baith whilk accessories my een and lugs bore witness), and muckle worse than lese-majesty, or the concealment of a treasonable purpose --- It winna bear a dispute, neighbour.' '

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "How could you dispute what's plain law, man?" said Saddletree, somewhat contemptuously; "there's no a callant that e'er carried a pock wi 'a process in't, but will tell you that perduellion is the warst and maist virulent kind of treason, being an open convocating of the king's lieges against his authority (mair especially in arms, and by touk of drum, to baith whilk accessories my een and lugs bore witness), and muckle worse than lese-majesty, or the concealment of a treasonable purpose -- It winna bear a dispute, neighbour."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • I allow neither perduellion nor lese-majesty against my sovereign authority. "

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • I am of opinion, and so I believe will Mr. Crossmyloof and the Privy Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion. "

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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