Origin of traitor
Examples from the Web for traitorship
The magnates of capital shrewdly took advantage of this traitorship and, in the following campaign, won the national election.Life in a Thousand Worlds|William Shuler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for traitorship
Word Origin for traitor
Word Origin and History for traitorship
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.