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someone who betrays his country by committing treason
double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitornoun
a person who says one thing and does another
One who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.
Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer.
To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.
Etymology: From traïtor (French: traître), from traditor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One who being trusted betrays.
Etymology: traitre, Fr. traditor, Lat.
The law laid that grievous punishment upon traitors, to forfeit all their lands to the prince, that men might be terrified from committing treasons. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
If you flatter him, you are a great traitor to him. Francis Bacon.
I’ll put him thus far into the plot, that he should be secured as a traitor; but when I am out of reach, he shall be released. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.
There is no difference, in point of morality, whether a man calls me traitor in one word, or says I am one hired to betray my religion and sell my country. Jonathan Swift.
one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country. See Treason
hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer
to act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive
Traitor is a 2002 novel by Matthew Stover in the New Jedi Order series, which is set in the Star Wars universe. It is the fourteenth installment of the series.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trā′tur, n. one who, being trusted, betrays: one guilty of treason: a deceiver:—fem. Trait′ress.—n. Trait′orism.—adv. Trait′orly (Shak.).—adj. Trait′orous, like a traitor: perfidious: treasonable.—adv. Trait′orously.—n. Trait′orousness. [Fr. traître—L. traditor—tradĕre, to give up.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
One who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to its enemy, or any fort or place intrusted to its defense, or who surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; or one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.
The numerical value of traitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of traitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of traitor in a Sentence
He's very much an immigrant traitor, he plays this card of, 'I have an immigrant background and I'm proud of my parents,' but yet he puts out this legislation that would definitely negatively impact folks coming from Cuba.
It was the most gut-wrenching feeling. I never expected it. So it was just a suckerpunch to see someone accuse The Vindmans of being a traitor.
Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
The heart may think it knows better the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
Moy is a deeply irresponsible person. He is a political hack. Hes a self-described Democratic Party activist, he once circulated a chain letter denouncing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a race traitor.
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- здра́днік, здра́дніцаBelarusian
- изме́нник, преда́телBulgarian
- traïdor, trairCatalan, Valencian
- Verräter, VerräterinGerman
- προδοτικός, προδότης, προδίδω, δοσίλογοςGreek
- traidor, traidoraSpanish
- reetur, äraandjaEstonian
- خائن, خیانتکارPersian
- pettää, petturi, petollinen, maanpetturi, kavaltajaFinnish
- traître, traîtresse, trahirFrench
- trètHaitian Creole
- traditore, giravolta, banderuola, voltagabbanaItalian
- 国賊, 売国奴, 非国民, 反逆者, 裏切り者Japanese
- 매국노, 친일파Korean
- издава, издајник, преда́внички, предавник, предава, изда́јничкиMacedonian
- pembelot, penderhaka, pengkhianatMalay
- verraden, verraderlijk, verraadster, overloper, verrader, trouweloze, verraderlijkeDutch
- landssvikar, svikarNorwegian Nynorsk
- forræder, sviker, landsforræder, landssvikerNorwegian
- zdrajca, zdrajczyniPolish
- traidor, traidoraPortuguese
- изменник, предатель, изменница, предательницаRussian
- издајник, ìzdājnica, издајница, izdajica, ìzdājnīk, издајицаSerbo-Croatian
- izdajalec, izdajalkaSlovene
- landsförrädare, förrädare, quislingSwedish
- sadakâtsiz, hainTurkish
- зра́дниця, зра́дникUkrainian
- kẻ phản bộiVietnamese
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