Meaning of treason

trea•son

Pronunciation: (trē'zun), [key]
— n.
  1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
  2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
  3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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