treachery

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Treachery \Treach"er*y\, noun [OE. trecher["i]e, trichere, OF. trecherie, tricherie, F. tricherie trickery, from tricher to cheat, to trick, OF. trichier, trechier; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Trickery}, {Trick}.] Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.

Be ware, ye lords, of their treachery. --Chaucer.

In the council chamber at Edinburgh, he had contracted a deep taint of treachery and corruption. --Macaulay. Treachetour

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

treachery

noun

1: betrayal of a trust [syn: {perfidy}, {perfidiousness}, {treachery}]

2: an act of deliberate betrayal [syn: {treachery}, {betrayal}, {treason}, {perfidy}]


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