Traitorousness
Traitorous Trai"tor*ous, a. [Cf. F. tra[^i]treux.] 1. Guilty of treason; treacherous; perfidious; faithless; as, a traitorous officer or subject. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting in treason; partaking of treason; implying breach of allegiance; as, a traitorous scheme. [1913 Webster] -- {Trai"tor*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Trai"tor*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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