Leze` maj"es*ty (?). [F. lese-majest'e, fr. L. laesus, fem. laesa, injured (see Lesion) + majestas majesty; that is, crimen laesae majestatis.] [Written also lese majesty.] Law

Any crime committed against the sovereign power.

<-- now usually lese or lese . also (2) any affront to dignity -->

 

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