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Definition of "lese-majesty" [lese•-maj•es•ty]

  • An offense against the sovereign power in a state; treason. (noun)
  • An act of disrespect towards authority. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lese-majesty" in a sentence
  • "• A panel seeking to explain Thailand's lese-majesty laws – What makes an insult?"
  • "Column editor's note: lese-majesty is, indeed, Guardian style..."
  • "The advertisements for the tat are set to do wonders for the coffers of our newspapers, some of which are already offering a "special coin for William and Kate"ed's note: surely this amounts to lese-majesty?"