treasonable


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to treasonable: traitorous

trea·son·a·ble

 (trē′zə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Relating to, constituting, or involving treason: Espionage is a treasonable act.

trea′son·a·bly adv.

trea•son•a•ble

(ˈtri zə nə bəl)

adj.
1. of the nature of treason.
2. involving treason; traitorous.
[1325–75]
trea′son•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treasonable - having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor; "the faithless Benedict Arnold"; "a lying traitorous insurrectionist"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

treasonable

adjective disloyal, false, subversive, treacherous, seditious, mutinous, perfidious, traitorous, treasonous They were brought to trial for treasonable conspiracy.
reliable, loyal, faithful, patriotic, dependable, trustworthy

treasonable

adjective
Involving or constituting treason:
Translations

treasonable

[ˈtriːzənəbl] ADJtraidor, desleal

treasonable

[ˈtriːzənəbəl] adj [conspiracy] → visant à renverser l'État

treasonable

, treasonous
adjverräterisch; it was treasonable to do such a thingso etwas zu tun, war Verrat

treasonable

[ˈtriːznəbl] adjproditorio/a
References in classic literature ?
Already I was considered heterodox if not treasonable, and I was keenly alive to the danger of my position; nevertheless I could not at times refrain from bursting out into suspicious or half-seditious utterances, even among the highest Polygonal and Circular society.
"`Down with Mazarin!' I'faith, the treasonable word is out."
Some of the young ladies--many of them, I may say--are even very beautiful; they average a shade better than American girls--which treasonable words I pray may be forgiven me.
"You wish him to continue in his present high position?" Thomson said slowly,--"a man who is convicted of having treasonable correspondence with our enemy?"
We Britons had at that time particularly settled that it was treasonable to doubt our having and our being the best of everything: otherwise, while I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.
Attorney-General had to inform the jury, that the prisoner before them, though young in years, was old in the treasonable practices which claimed the forfeit of his life.
Dissolve thy Chapter, and depart with thy followers to thy next Preceptory, (if thou canst find one), which has not been made the scene of treasonable conspiracy against the King of England Or, if thou wilt, remain, to share our hospitality, and behold our justice.''
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
For persons are love's world, and the coldest philosopher cannot recount the debt of the young soul wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the social instincts.
'Upon which,' said Mr Meagles, 'as a practical man, I then and there, in that presence, took Doyce by the collar, and told him it was plain to me that he was an infamous rascal and treasonable disturber of the government peace, and took him away.
It should not use its facilities for obscene or indecent transmissions, dissemination of deliberately false information or willful misrepresentation or to assist in subversive or treasonable acts.
We have lefty John McDonnell who has said that a vote of no confidence in Boris would be put to parliament and that when the PM lost the vote, he would send Corbyn to the palace to tell the Queen that he was forming the Government, surely this is inciting an illegal coup which I believe is treasonable under British law?