Meaning: someone who betrays his country by committing treason
Anyone who stays is a traitor to the Tsar.
"I am not a traitor, Your Majesty," protested Files.
"Do you mean to say, you, that your work is a traitor's work?
He would have been very useful to them, if they had been able to make him turn traitor!
Should the scheme he had now sketched prove feasible, Silver, already doubly a traitor, would not hesitate to adopt it.
Fie upon thee, said Sir Andred, false traitor that thou art, with thine avaunting; for all thy boast thou shalt die this day.
"I did not say anything," said the Jew in an injured tone, "Reuben Goldstein, that accursed traitor, that son of Belial . . ."
He shot one of his poisoned arrows with so much force that it went right through the traitor Centaur, and wounded him even unto death.
Had not Private Files proved himself a traitor and a deserter, I would gladly have conquered this Ruggedo; but an Army without a private soldier is like a bee without a stinger."
May not John, who has been once a traitor, be so again?--Why need I be thus in doubt?--If I could have this horse, I would turn the reins on his neck, and trust to Providence to guide him for my safeguard!