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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} Betrayal is the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. Often betrayal is the act of supporting a rival group, or it is a complete break from previously decided upon or presumed norms by one party from the others. Someone who betrays others is commonly called a traitor or betrayer. Betrayal is also a commonly used literary element and is often associated with or used as a plot twist.

Betrayal sections
Intro  Definition  Signature and consequences  Political betrayal  In romantic relationships  Double cross  See also  References  Further reading  

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