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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.
2. Consisting in treason; partaking of treason; implying
breach of allegiance; as, a traitorous scheme.
[1913 Webster] -- Trai"tor*ous*ly, adv. --
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,
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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