(Of an offense or offender) punishable as treason or as committing treason: there was no evidence of treasonable activity
More example sentences
- Mobutu shirts and leopard-print hats are worn openly, a practically treasonable offence only six months ago.
- The church was further bolstered in 1563 when another Act of Uniformity made refusal to take the oath, or the defence of papal authority, a treasonable offence.
- The Senate considered this to be a treasonable offence but there was little they could do.
traitorous, treasonous, treacherous, disloyal;
seditious, subversive, mutinous, rebellious
- Example sentences
- Thus, for those Americans who are firmly committed to the war, dissenters are acting treasonably because they are encouraging the enemy and arguably putting American lives at risk.
- When he was charged with treason in 1467 it was alleged against him that his flags and standard had been set up treasonably on Carlow Castle.
- They enumerate the sins of the collective ‘we ‘- ‘We have acted treasonably, aggressively, and slanderously… perniciously, disdainfully, and erratically.‘
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