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 for perfidy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfidy \Per"fi*dy\ (p[~e]r"f[i^]*d[y^]), n.; pl. Perfidies
     (p[~e]r"f[i^]*d[i^]z). [L. perfidia, fr. L. perfidus
     faithless; per (cf. Skr. par[=a] away) + fides faith: cf. F.
     perfidie. See Faith.]
     The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a
     promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness;
     [1913 Webster]
           The ambition and perfidy of tyrants.     --Macaulay.
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           His perfidy to this sacred engagement.   --DeQuincey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: betrayal of a trust [syn: perfidy, perfidiousness,
      2: an act of deliberate betrayal [syn: treachery, betrayal,
         treason, perfidy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "perfidy":
     betrayal, deceit, dirty pool, dirty trick, dirty work, disloyalty,
     double-dealing, duplicity, faithlessness, falseheartedness,
     falseness, falsity, foul play, hypocrisy, infidelity,
     insidiousness, perfidiousness, sellout, traitorousness,
     treacherousness, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness

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