Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Betrayal of, or breach of allegiance toward government; treachery.

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Usage examples "treason":

  1. She could not refuse; yet to accept seemed a treason. - "The Salamander", Owen Johnson.
  2. Then the dwarf said that he was the Lord High Sheepstealer of England, and that he arrested us all for high treason. - "Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children", Julian Hawthorne.
  3. But his will played him treason. - "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.