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3 definitions found
 for treachery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treachery \Treach"er*y\, n. [OE. trecher["i]e, trichere, OF.
     trecherie, tricherie, F. tricherie trickery, from tricher to
     cheat, to trick, OF. trichier, trechier; probably of Teutonic
     origin. See Trickery, Trick.]
     Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence;
     treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.
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           Be ware, ye lords, of their treachery.   --Chaucer.
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           In the council chamber at Edinburgh, he had contracted
           a deep taint of treachery and corruption. --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster] Treachetour

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "treachery":
     Machiavellianism, ambidexterity, artifice, bad faith, cunning,
     danger, deceitfulness, desultoriness, dirty pool, dirty trick,
     dirty work, dishonesty, disloyalty, double cross, double-dealing,
     doubleness, doubleness of heart, duplicity, faithlessness,
     falseheartedness, falseness, foul play, hazard, improbity,
     infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality,
     low cunning, perfidiousness, perfidy, peril, perilousness,
     precariousness, risk, riskiness, sellout, shakiness, shiftiness,
     shiftingness, slipperiness, speculativeness, ticklishness,
     treacherousness, treason, two-facedness, unauthenticity,
     unauthoritativeness, undependability, unfaithworthiness,
     unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness,
     unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness,
     wile
  
  

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