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treason
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
betraying someone or something — typically betraying one's own country

(in this context, to betray is to not be loyal—often by helping enemies)
  • "To get their own bread they must overdose the king's lieges; and that's a bad sort of treason, Mr. Mawmsey—undermines the constitution in a fatal way."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (13% in)
  • Mr. Borthrop Trumbull really knew nothing about old Featherstone's will; but he could hardly have been brought to declare any ignorance unless he had been arrested for misprision of treason.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (92% in)

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