Traditor
Traditor Trad"i*tor, n. [L., fr. tradere, traditum. See {Traitor}.] (Eccl. Hist.) A deliverer; -- a name of infamy given to Christians who delivered the Scriptures, or the goods of the church, to their persecutors to save their lives. --Milner. [1913 Webster]

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  • traditor — trad·i·tor …   English syllables

  • traditor — /ˈtrædətə/ (say traduhtuh) noun an early Christian who betrayed other Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions. {Middle English, from Latin: traitor, betrayer} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • traditor — n. (pl. traditors or traditores) hist. an early Christian who surrendered copies of Scripture or Church property to his or her persecutors to save his or her life. Etymology: L: see TRAITOR …   Useful english dictionary

  • Traditors — Traditor, pl. traditores (lat) , is a term meaning the one(s) who had handed over . This refers to bishops and other Christians who turned over sacred scriptures or betrayed their fellow Christians to the Roman authorities under threat of… …   Wikipedia

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