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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One of the complications is that the public and her fellow politicians may feel discouraged to criticize her and her party due to the people's deep reverence for the monarchy and the country's lese-majesty law, which prohibits criticism and insults towards the king.
Thailand's tough lese-majesty law also prohibits criticism, insults and threats made against the royal family.
(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.com/4812376/thailand-lese-majeste-facebook-royal-defamation/>, accessed 8 August 2017.
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.