lese-majesty


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lese-majesty

(ˈliːzˈmædʒɪstɪ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various offences committed against the sovereign power in a state; treason
2. an attack on authority or position
[C16: from French lèse majesté, from Latin laesa mājestās wounded majesty]
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Thailand's tough lese-majesty law also prohibits criticism, insults and threats made against the royal family.
DPA Bangkok Thai prosecutors should immediately drop a charge of lese-majesty against a prominent Thai scholar who questioned the historical accuracy of a 16th century battle, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
4) The man was convicted under Thailand's lese-majesty law-among the strictest in the world--with a guilty plea bringing his sentence down from seventy years; see Feliz Solomon, Thailand Has Sentenced a Man to 35 Years in Prison for Facebook Posts That "Insult the Monarchy'", Time, 9 June 2017, <http://time.
They experienced his ruthlessly logical tongue-lashings as a form of lese-majesty (p.
In 15th century Paris, criticism of officials and official institutions constituted a crime of lese-majesty and heresy, punishable by death.