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act of treachery

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  • treachery — [trech′ər ē] n. pl. treacheries [ME trecherie < OFr tricherie, trickery < trichier, to cheat: see TRICK] 1. betrayal of trust, faith, or allegiance; perfidy, disloyalty, or treason 2. an act of perfidy or treason …   English World dictionary

  • Treachery Act 1940 — Infobox UK Legislation short title=Treachery Act 1940 parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom long title= statute book chapter=3 4 Geo. VI c. 40 introduced by= territorial extent= royal assent= commencement= repeal date=1967 amendments=… …   Wikipedia

  • treachery, treason — Both treachery and treason imply a willful, deliberate betrayal of trust or confidence. Treachery could be applied to the act of being disloyal to a friend or to making unkind statements about someone behind his back. Treason, however, applies… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • treachery — UK [ˈtretʃərɪ] / US noun Word forms treachery : singular treachery plural treacheries a) [uncountable] treacherous behaviour b) [countable] a treacherous act …   English dictionary

  • treachery — noun (plural eries) Etymology: Middle English trecherie, from Anglo French, from trecher, tricher to deceive, from Vulgar Latin *triccare more at trick Date: 13th century 1. violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence ; treason 2. an act… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • treachery — /trech euh ree/, n., pl. treacheries. 1. violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason. 2. an act of perfidy, faithlessness, or treason. [1175 1225; ME trecherie < MF, OF, equiv. to trech(ier) to deceive + erie ERY] Syn. 1. See disloyalty. Ant.… …   Universalium

  • treachery — noun a) Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith. b) The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain. Syn: treacherousness See Also: treacher, treacherou …   Wiktionary

  • treachery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. treason, perfidy, faithlessness, disloyalty, infidelity, falsity, falseness. See improbity, deception. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. faithlessness, disloyalty, betrayal; see dishonesty , treason . III… …   English dictionary for students

  • treachery — treach|er|y [ tretʃəri ] noun uncount treacherous behavior a. count a treacherous act …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • treachery — [ˈtretʃəri] noun [U] the act of harming people who trusted you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • treachery — treach•er•y [[t]ˈtrɛtʃ ə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) violation of faith; betrayal of trust 2) an act of perfidy, faithlessness, or treason • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME trecherie < OF, =trech(ier) to deceive + erie ery …   From formal English to slang

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