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TREASON/SEDITION=What's in the words? (Dictionary meanings)

 
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TREASON/SEDITION=What's in the words? (Dictionary meanings)
TREASON=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 state. 3.the betrayel of a trust or confidence;treachery.

Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance. According to the U.S. Constitution,it is the crime of levying war against the U.S. or giving aid and comfort to it's enemies.

Punishment=Death

Synonym for Treason=Sedition

Sedition means disloyalty or treachery to one's Country or it's government.Sedition is any act,writing,speech,etc., directed unlawfully against state authority,the government,or the Constitution,or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility or disaffection;it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense.

SEDITION=1. incitement or discontent or rebellion against a government. 2.any action promoting such discontent or rebellion.





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