American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust; perfidy.
- n. The act or an instance of such betrayal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy.
- n. Synonyms See perfidious.
- n. Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
- n. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.
- n. Treason.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.
- n. betrayal of a trust
- n. an act of deliberate betrayal
- From Middle English trecherie, from Old French tricherie, trecherie, from tricher, trichier ("to cheat"), from Middle Dutch trek ("a trick"), from trekken ("to draw, play a trick on"). More at trick. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English trecherie, from Old French, from trichier, to trick, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccāre; see trick. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This determined man, whose experience in the East Indies was of long date, and who had already served as director-general, came into his new office with an intense prejudice against the English, and with a firm resolve to put an end to what he described as their treachery and intrigues.”
“In this condition the legions burst in on them, furious at what they called the treachery of the previous day, and merciless in their vengeance.”
“Fink grumbled, and Anton could not forget what he called treachery to Bernhard; and so it was, that for some weeks they no longer spent their evenings together.”
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“Many, I believe, sense a terrible treachery is being perpetuated whilst being to busy to follow its awful details.”
“Melanie Phillips makes much of the word treachery in her blog entry.”
“Exposing your duplicitiousness and treachery is a full-time job.”
“The problem lay not in treachery but in implementation: successful use of the intelligence would tend to give it away.”
“A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself.”
“The word treachery was uttered and all agreed to imprison Miranda, a culpable action performed on the morning of July 31.”
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