- a Christian who betrayed his fellow Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions
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(trad′i tôr′ēz, -tōr′-).USA pronunciation
- 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