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MAJESTAS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In Roman law. The majesty, sovereign authority, or supreme prerogative of the state or prince. Also a shorter form of the expression “crimcn ma- jcstatis,” or “crimcn lasw majcstatis,” an offense against sovereignty, or against the safety or organic life of tlie Roman people; i. e., high treason.


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