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See also: traïtor
- 1 English
- 2 Old French
- 3 Old Occitan
- traitour (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹeɪtə(ɹ)/
- (US) enPR: trā′tər, IPA(key): /ˈtɹeɪtɚ/, [ˈtʰɹeɪɾɚ]
- Homophone: trader (in dialects with flapping)
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)
traitor (plural traitors)
- Someone who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country; someone guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place entrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished
- Someone who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.
- Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust.
one who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country
- To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.
act the traitor toward