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TRAITOR, crimes. One guilty of treason.
     2. The punishment of a traitor is death.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The 224 page OGN tells the story of "Curiosity" Hamilton, a secret agent of the future who has been tasked with finding out why loyal government agents are suddenly turning traitor and committing acts of sabotage.
I SHARE Prince Harry's fury at a new C4 drama that shows him captured by the Taliban and turning traitor. It's extraordinary for programme-makers to say that the threat to kidnap Harry is already there which they appear to think justifies the show.
Meanwhile, Whistler thinks about turning traitor after Sofia is attacked.