Origin of traitor
Examples from the Web for traitor
I asked if it was hard carrying a name like his in a land that had condemned his father as the worst kind of traitor.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A message smuggled from his jail described his son as a traitor and disowned him.
To many Poles, this marked him forever as a traitor who served only his Soviet masters.
But while UConn is treating Holt as a whistleblower, it appears her sorority sisters are treating her as a traitor.How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus|Emily Shire|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A public official,” he added, “who accepts bribesis tantamount to a traitor” because they betray the trust of the public.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oh that we had the traitor who has dragged this gallant young officer to death, so that he might suffer in his stead!The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
So that it was as if Jeanne had said that the traitor deserved quartering.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
An honest man dies but once, but a traitor dies a thousand deaths.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
"False rumors given out by the traitor, Havenner, who has now gone to the twilight of the gods," interrupted the Viceroy.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek
Whether Ignacio was a Spaniard or a traitor Cuban, no one could say.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
Word Origin for traitor
c.1200, from Old French traitor (11c.), from Latin traditorem (nominative traditor) "betrayer," literally "one who delivers," from stem of tradere "deliver, surrender" (see tradition). Originally usually with a suggestion of Judas Iscariot.