Faitour
Faitour Fai"tour, n. [OF. faitor a doer, L. factor. See {Factor}.] A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Lo! faitour, there thy meed unto thee take. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • faitour — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French faitour maker, swindler, from Latin factor doer more at factor Date: 14th century archaic cheat, imposter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faitour — /fay teuhr/, n. Archaic. impostor; fake. [1300 50; ME < AF: impostor, OF faitor perpetrator, lit., doer, maker < L factor. See FACTOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • faitour — noun /ˈfeɪtə/ A charlatan or imposter, especially one pretending to be ill, or to tell fortunes. This fayter with his prophecye hath mocked me …   Wiktionary

  • faitour — fai·tour …   English syllables

  • faitour — fai•tour [[t]ˈfeɪ tər[/t]] n. archaic impostor; fake • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < AF: impostor, OF faitor perpetrator, lit., doer, maker < L factor. See factor …   From formal English to slang

  • faitour — ˈfād.ər noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Old French faitor founder, perpetrator, from Latin factor maker, doer more at factor …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fac|tor — «FAK tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. any one of the causes that help to bring about a result; one element in a situation: »Ability, industry, and health are factors of his success in school. Endurance is an important factor of success in sports. 2. any …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Faytour — Fay tour (f[=a] t[=oo]r), n. See {Faitour}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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