The present paper focuses on the Denouncement to the Porte, a new deed of treason, which was not mentioned by the researchers of old Romanian law. On the basis of testimonies from the epoch, we notice that this deed of unfaithfulness was committed against the reigning prince, and the guilty boyars were punished as traitors, by beheading and confiscation of the fortunes. Th e denouncement to the Porte gradually replaced starting with mid 16th century another deed of treason, more precisely “raising weapons against the Prince”, which could not be undertaken
any more due to the diminution of the boyars’ military force and of the political situation of the country. We could say that it was the boyars’ new disloyal manner to get rid of the prince ruling the country. Except that the way to the Porte, difficult and costly, would not always end as the boyars wanted, as the interest of the Porte prevailed: a prince with an adequate authority, faithful to the Turks’ politics and boyars of the same kind.