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Arnold, Benedict

Syllabification: Ar·nold, Benedict
Pronunciation: /ˈärnld
 
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Definition of Arnold, Benedict in English:

( 1741–1801), American general and traitor. During the American Revolution, he was instrumental, with Ethan Allan, in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga but later planned to betray West Point to the British. He fled behind British lines and lived the rest of his life in Britain. His name became synonymous with ‘traitor.’.

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