Arch-traitor

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Arch-traitor a chief traitor, sometimes applied esp. to the devil, or to Judas
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. arce, ærce, through L. from Gr. archi, cog. with arch-ein, to begin.

Usage

In literature:

So he's the arch traitor!
"The Devil's Paw" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Now we will deal with the arch traitors.
"A Knight of the White Cross" by G.A. Henty
About treason, and arch traitors, and an old scoundrel who lives in a lone lane, and dares not look you straight in the face.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, Vice President of the United States, was termed the arch-traitor of all.
"Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War" by Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
The goods which you have been lately estimating are all my own, taken from my own ship by that arch traitor and chief devil, Blackbeard.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
We demand the delivery to us of the four arch-traitors who have brought disaster upon the realm.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
For weeks the local press seethed and raged denouncing Lloyd George as "arch-traitor" and "self-confessed enemy.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
And I am amazed that you have intrusted your secrets to that arch-traitor, Professor Dyer.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
One of the principal Ameers was Roostum, and an arch traitor.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Beyond all doubt, Booth, the assassin, merely acted under orders from the Arch Traitor.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
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