Answer: betrayal of trust
Word Origin late 16th century: via French from Latin perfidia from perfidus 'treacherous' based on per- 'to ill effect' + fides 'faith'.
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Perfidy definition is - the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : treachery. How to use perfidy in a sentence.
1585–95; <Latin perfidia faithlessness equivalent to perfid (us) faithless literally through (i.e. beyond the limits of) faith (per- per- + fid (─ôs) faith + -us adj. suffix) + -ia -y 3 synonym study for perfidy
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In the context of war perfidy is a form of deception in which one side promises to act in good faith (such as by raising a flag of truce) with the intention of breaking that promise once the unsuspecting enemy is exposed (such as by coming out of cover to attack the enemy coming to take the "surrendering" prisoners into custody).
Perfidy : lack of faithfulness especially to one's husband or wife. Synonyms: disloyalty faithlessness falseness… Antonyms: allegiance constancy devotedness ...
1. breach of trust especially treachery or treason. 2. an act or instance of this. — perfidious adj.
perfidy For his opponents it was proof of his evil genius and perfidy. From the Cambridge E...