lèse majesté

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French lèse majesté.

Noun[edit]

lèse majesté ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of lese majesty
    • (Can we date this quote?) “The world at a glance: Bangkok Jail threat over insult”, in The Week, number 605, page 9:
      Insulting the monarch is a serious offence in Thailand, one of the few countries that retains the crime of lèse majesté.