traitorship

traitor

[trey-ter]
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; Middle English < Old French < Latin trāditōr-, stem of trāditor betrayer. See traditor

traitorship, noun
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traitor (ˈtreɪtə)
 
n
a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc
 
[C13: from Old French traitour, from Latin trāditortraditor]
 
'traitorous
 
adj
 
'traitorously
 
adv
 
'traitorship
 
n
 
'traitress
 
fem n

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traitor
early 13c., from O.Fr. traitor (11c.), from L. traditorem (nom. traditor) "betrayer," lit. "one who delivers," from stem of tradere "deliver, surrender" (see tradition). Originally usually with a suggestion of Judas Iscariot.
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