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[trad-i-ter] /ˈtræd ɪ tər/
noun, plural traditores
[trad-i-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌtræd ɪˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
an early Christian who betrayed other Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions.
Origin of traditor
1325-75; Middle English < Latin trāditor traitor, equivalent to trādi-, variant stem of trādere (see tradition) + -tor -tor Unabridged
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noun (pl) traditores (ˌtrædɪˈtɔːriːz), traditors
(Early Church) a Christian who betrayed his fellow Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions
Word Origin
C15: from Latin: traitor, from trādere to hand over
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