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trad•i•tor  (tradi tər),USA pronunciation n., pl.  trad•i•to•res 
    (trad′i tôrēz, -tōr-).USA pronunciation 
  1. an early Christian who betrayed other Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions.
  • Latin trāditor traitor, equivalent. to trādi-, variant stem of trādere (see tradition) + -tor -tor
  • Middle English 1325–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

traditor /ˈtrædɪtə/ n ( pl traditores /ˌtrædɪˈtɔːriːz/, traditors)
  1. a Christian who betrayed his fellow Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin: traitor, from trādere to hand over



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