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Conduct that assists an enemy. This was defined under the Treachery Act 1940 as an offence relating to World War II, which was punishable by death. There is now, however, no specific crime of treachery: acts of this sort are usually dealt with under the Official Secrets Acts or, in some cases, as treason. See feature The Official Secrets Acts.

Subjects: Law.


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