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

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved
             treacherously"; "his wife played him false" [syn:
             faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously,
             treasonably, false]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRAITOROUSLY, pleadings. This is a technical word, which is essential in an 
  indictment for treason in order to charge the crime, and which cannot be 
  supplied by any other word, or any kind of circumlocution. Having been well 
  laid in the statement of the treason itself, it is not necessary to state 
  every overt act to have been traitorously committed. Vide Bac. Ab. 
  Indictment, G 1; Com. Dig. Indictment, G. 6; Hawk. B. 2, c. 25, s. 55; 1 
  East's P. C. 115; 2 Hale, 172, 184; 4 Bl. Com. 307; 8 Inst. 15; Cro. C. C. 
  87; Carth. 319; 2 Salk. 683; 4 Harg. St. Tr. 701; 2 Ld. Raym. 870; Comb. 
  259; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 104, note (b). 

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