lese-majesty

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See also: lese majesty

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French lèse-majesté, from Latin laesa maiestas (injury to majesty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liːz ˈmæd͡ʒɪsti/

Noun[edit]

lese-majesty (uncountable)

  1. An offense against the sovereign power in a state; treason.
  2. An act of disrespect towards authority.