Proditorious Prod`i*to"ri*ous, a. [Cf. OF. proditoire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Treacherous; perfidious; traitorous. [Obs.] --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

2. Apt to make unexpected revelations. [Obs.] ``Nature is proditorious.'' --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

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