Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality of being disloyal; faithlessness.
  • noun A disloyal act.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want of loyalty; specifically, violation of allegiance or duty to a sovereign, state, or government.
  • noun Want of fidelity to one's obligations or engagements; inconstancy in duty or in love; faithlessness; perfidy. Spectator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable An act of being disloyal; a betrayal.
  • noun uncountable The quality of being disloyal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being disloyal

Etymologies

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Old French desloiauté (Modern déloyauté) from des- + loiauté ("loyalty")

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