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treason
used in The Two Towers

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Definition
betraying someone or something — typically betraying one's own country

(in this context, to betray is to not be loyal—often by helping enemies)
  • Nothing that we have endured of late has seemed so grievous as the treason of Isengard.
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — The White Rider (54% in)
  • But they were alone, and Aragorn was far away, and Gandalf stood amid the ruin of Isengard and strove with Saruman, delayed by treason.
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — The Black Gate is Closed (71% in)

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