Definition of treachery in English:
noun (plural treacheries)
- It is a story of intrigue, deception and treachery.
- These are deliberate acts of treachery and are roundly condemned.
- Any threat to this peace must be treated as an act of treachery - a traitor's action.
Middle English: from Old French trecherie, from trechier 'to cheat'.
treat from (Middle English):
Treat is first recorded with the meanings ‘negotiate’ and ‘discuss (a subject)’. It is from Old French traitier, from Latin tractare ‘handle’. The sense ‘event that gives great pleasure’ dates from the mid 17th century, developing via the senses ‘treatment of guests’ and the entertainment you put on for them. Late Middle English treatise is also from Old French traitier, while treaty (Late Middle English), and tract (Late Middle English) are related.
Words that rhyme with treacherylechery
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