- an early Christian who betrayed other Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions.
Origin of traditor
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He, while he was still a sub-deacon, was most unmistakeably entered as a traditor in the archives of the city.
We must therefore consider and declare how far the traditor is to be accounted dead while yet alive.
Augustine answered: You do not prove that I, whom you wish to baptize afresh, am either a persecutor or a traditor.
It is nothing to the point if you should say, I am not a traditor, I am not an offerer of incense, I am not a persecutor.
- Early Church a Christian who betrayed his fellow Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions
C15: from Latin: traitor, from trādere to hand over