Leze majesty
Leze majesty Leze` maj"es*ty (l[=e]z` m[a^]j"[e^]s*t[y^]) n. [F. lese-majest['e], fr. L. laesus, fem. laesa, injured (see {Lesion}) + majestas majesty; that is, crimen laesae majestatis.] [Written also {lese majesty}.] (Law) Any crime committed against the sovereign power. [1913 Webster]

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  • leze majesty — leze majesty, or lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ An offense against sovereign power; treason; rebellion + lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ The old English and Scotch translation of Isesa majestas, or high treason …   Black's law dictionary

  • leze majesty — leze majesty, or lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ An offense against sovereign power; treason; rebellion + lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ The old English and Scotch translation of Isesa majestas, or high treason …   Black's law dictionary

  • leze-majesty — see lese majesty …   Useful english dictionary

  • leze majesty — /leez/, Law. See lese majesty (def. 1). * * * leze maj|es|ty «LEEZ MAJ uh stee», noun, or leze majesty, = lese majesty. (Cf. ↑lese majesty) …   Useful english dictionary

  • leze majesty — /leez/, Law. See lese majesty (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • leze-majesty — n. [Sometimes written Lese majesty.] Treason …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • leze-majesty —   n. treason; crime against sovereign s person …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • leze majesty — Same as lèse majesté …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • leze majesty , or lese majesty — leze majesty, or lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ An offense against sovereign power; treason; rebellion + lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ The old English and Scotch translation of Isesa majestas, or high treason …   Black's law dictionary

  • leze majesty , or lese majesty — leze majesty, or lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ An offense against sovereign power; treason; rebellion + lese majesty /liyz maejastiy/ The old English and Scotch translation of Isesa majestas, or high treason …   Black's law dictionary

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