Definition of Traitor

1. Noun. Someone who betrays his country by committing treason.

Exact synonyms: Treasonist
Specialized synonyms: Collaborationist, Collaborator, Quisling, Fifth Columnist, Saboteur, Traitress
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Specialized synonyms: Arnold, Benedict Arnold
Derivative terms: Traitorous, Treason, Treason, Treason



2. Noun. A person who says one thing and does another.
Exact synonyms: Betrayer, Double-crosser, Double-dealer, Two-timer
Generic synonyms: Beguiler, Cheat, Cheater, Deceiver, Slicker, Trickster
Specialized synonyms: Judas
Derivative terms: Betray, Double Cross

Definition of Traitor

1. n. 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.

2. a. Traitorous.

3. v. t. To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.

Definition of Traitor

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer. ¹

3. Verb. To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive. ¹

4. Adjective. traitorous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Traitor

1. one who betrays another [n -S]

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Literary usage of Traitor

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Where a son would strike a mother With a traitor's stealthy blow, Forward, ... Be he cursed, each traitor son, Who assails the starry banner And the flag of ..."

2. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emmerich de Vattell, Emer de Vattel (1797)
"It is a different thing merely to accept of the offers of a traitor, รง ,gr. ... bound and fettered, a traitor who had offered to deliver up the king's ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1859)
""The effigy of this ingrate is therefore hanged (for want of his body) as a traitor to his native country, and a betrayer of the laws of honor. ..."

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