Word of the Day!

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! Here’s your Word of the Day! 🙂

lese majesty
[ LEZ MAJ-uh-stee, LEEZ- ]
Definition: an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people.
– noun
Law. a. a crime, especially high treason, committed against the sovereign power. b. an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler.
an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people: Her speech against Mother’s Day was criticized as lese majesty.

Examples:
Little brother, if you’re going to commit lese majesty , never do it by messenger. I’d have to execute him too, and it’s wasteful.
– Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion , 1987
His father was what you call an agitator, and his father was in jail for lese majesty —what you call speaking the truth about the Emperor.
– Jack London, The Iron Heel , 1908

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