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traitor

[trey-ter] /ˈtreɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.
2.
a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin trāditōr-, stem of trāditor betrayer. See traditor
Related forms
traitorship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for traitor-ship

traitor

/ˈtreɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc
Derived Forms
traitorous, adjective
traitorously, adverb
traitorship, noun
traitress, noun:feminine
Word Origin
C13: from Old French traitour, from Latin trāditortraditor
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Word Origin and History for traitor-ship

traitor

n.

c.1200, from Old French traitor (11c.), from Latin traditorem (nominative traditor) "betrayer," literally "one who delivers," from stem of tradere "deliver, surrender" (see tradition). Originally usually with a suggestion of Judas Iscariot.

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