EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country. Origin of traitor 1175–1225; Middle English
traditor Related forms trai·tor·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for traitorship Historical Examples of traitorship British Dictionary definitions for traitorship noun a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc Derived Forms traitorous, adjective traitorously, adverb traitorship, noun traitress, fem n Word Origin for traitor
C13: from Old French
traitour, from Latin trāditor traditor
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Word Origin and History for traitorship n.
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.
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