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Monday word: perfidy

perfidy (pûr′fĭ-dē), noun

1. A deliberate breach of faith; a calculated violation of trust; treachery.
2. An act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.

Etymology:  late 1500s, Latin perfidus, faithlessness or treachery.

Perfidy has a specific definition in the context of war, related to things like feigning non-combat status or misusing a flag of surrender.
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