Definitions for: Treachery


[n] an act of deliberate betrayal
[n] betrayal of a trust



Webster (1913) Definition: Treach"er*y, n. [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.

Synonyms: betrayal, perfidiousness, perfidy, perfidy, treason

See Also: dishonesty, disloyalty, double cross, double-crossing, insidiousness, knavery, sellout

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