treachery

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English[edit]

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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IPA(key): /ˈtrɛtʃəri/

Noun[edit]

treachery (countable and uncountable, 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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