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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traitor  \Trai"tor\,  n.  [OE.  traitour,  OF  tra["i]tor, 
  tra["i]teur,  F.  tre[^i]tre,  L.  traditor,  fr  tradere 
  traditum  to  deliver,  to  give  up  or  surrender  treacherously, 
  to  betray;  trans  across  over  +  dare  to  give  See  {Date} 
  time,  and  cf  {Betray},{Tradition},  {Traditor},  {Treason}.] 
  1.  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 
  O  passing  traitor,  perjured  and  unjust!  --Shak. 
  2.  Hence  one  who  betrays  any  confidence  or  trust;  a 
  betrayer.  ``This  false  traitor  death.''  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traitor  \Trai"tor\,  a. 
  Traitorous.  [R.]  --Spenser.  Pope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traitor  \Trai"tor\,  v.  t. 
  To  act  the  traitor  toward;  to  betray;  to  deceive.  [Obs.]  `` 
  But  time,  it  traitors  me.''  --Lithgow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  betrays  his  country  by  committing  treason  [syn: 
  2:  a  person  who  says  one  thing  and  does  another  [syn:  {double-crosser}, 
  {double-dealer},  {betrayer}] 

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