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Meaning of “treachery” in the English Dictionary

"treachery" in British English

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treacherynoun [U]

uk   /ˈtretʃ.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/ formal
behaviour that ​deceives or is not ​loyal to someone who ​trusts you: From his ​cell on ​boardship, the ​captainwrote about the treachery of his ​crew.
(Definition of treachery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"treachery" in American English

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treacherynoun [U]

 us   /ˈtretʃ·ə·ri/
things that are done to ​deceive someone who ​trusts you: a ​play about treachery and ​betrayal
(Definition of treachery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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