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Meaning of TREACHERY

Pronunciation:  'trechuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act of deliberate betrayal
  2. [n]  betrayal of a trust
 

TREACHERY is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: betrayal, perfidiousness, perfidy, perfidy, treason
 
 See Also: dishonesty, disloyalty, double cross, double-crossing, insidiousness, knavery, sellout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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