[ trad-i-ter ]
/ ˈtræd ɪ tər /

noun, plural trad·i·to·res [trad-i-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌtræd ɪˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/.

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for traditor

/ (ˈtrædɪtə) /

noun plural traditores (ˌtrædɪˈtɔːriːz) or traditors

Early Church a Christian who betrayed his fellow Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions

Word Origin for traditor

C15: from Latin: traitor, from trādere to hand over
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