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treason

trea·son

treason

 
 
pronunciation:
tri zn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the betrayal of one's country, esp. by waging war against it or aiding its enemies with strategic information.
They were arrested as spies for the other side and charged with treason.A person who has been found guilty of treason is called a traitor.
synonyms:
treachery
antonyms:
allegiance, loyalty
similar words:
apostasy, conspiracy, insurgence, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, sedition, subversion
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