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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English trecherie, from Old French tricherie, trecherie, from tricher, trichier (to cheat), from Middle Dutch trek (a trick), from trekken (to draw, play a trick on). More at trick.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛtʃəɹi/, /ˈtɹɛtʃɹi/

NounEdit

treachery (countable and uncountable, plural treacheries)

  1. Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
  2. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.
  3. Treason.

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