lese' maj'esty

Pronunciation: (lēz), [key]
1. Law.
a. a crime, esp. high treason, committed against the sovereign power.
b. an offense that violates the dignity of a ruler.
2. 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. Also,lèse' maj'esty.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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