allegiance definition

  • noun:
    • commitment or perhaps the obligation of commitment, regarding a nation, sovereign, or cause. See Synonyms at fidelity.
    • The obligations of a vassal to a lord.
    • Loyalty for some cause, country or ruler.
    • The wrap or responsibility, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his sovereign or federal government; the work of fidelity to at least one's king, government, or condition.
    • Devotion; loyalty.
    • The tie or responsibility of an interest or resident to his sovereign or government; the duty of fidelity to a king, government, or state.
    • Hence Observance of obligation generally; fidelity to any person or thing; commitment.
    • Synonyms Allegiance, Loyalty, Fealty. Allegiance is one of formal and formal among these terms; it really is a matter of concept, and is applicable specially to carry out; the oath of allegiance addresses conduct just.
    • Loyalty is a matter of both principle and sentiment, conduct and sensation; it implies enthusiasm and devotion, and therefore is most often chosen for figurative utilizes: as, respect to a lover, husband, family members, clan, buddies, old customs, religion. Neither allegiance nor loyalty is confined to its original meaning of the responsibility due from a subject to a prince.
    • Fealty features escaped less entirely from this first good sense, but has actually a permissible use within the sense of fidelity under responsibility of varied types.
    • the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a program of action
    • the respect that residents owe for their nation (or subjects for their sovereign)

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