treachery

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trecherie, from Old French tricherie, trecherie, from tricher, trichier (to cheat), from Middle Dutch trek (a trick), from trekken (to draw, play a trick on). More at trick.

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treachery (plural treacheries)

  1. Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
  2. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.
  3. Treason.

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