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lese majesty

lese majesty (lèse majesté [or] lese majeste)

 
pronunciation:
liz mae jih sti
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crime against or affront to the dignity of a ruler, sovereign, or head of state.
definition 2: any act of insolence or affront to someone's dignity, esp. that of a person to whom deference is customarily shown.