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Treason

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Flag of Treason

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Why treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution

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What Is Treason?

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Trump Accuses Obama Of ‘Treason’

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Barr says Obama officials did not commit treason "as a legal matter"

In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's nation or sovereign. Historically, treason also covered the murder of specific social superiors, such as the murder of a husband by his wife or that of a master by his servant. Treason against the king was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor.
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