fealty

Stemming from the Latin word "fidelitas," the noun fealty is related to "fidelity," and is another way of saying "loyalty" or "faithfulness."

Most school kids pledge their fealty, or allegiance, to the United States of America every morning in homeroom. But if you think fealty sounds like a word King Arthur would use, you're right: It's really an outdated term that primarily describes a vassal's sworn allegiance to a feudal lord.

Definitions of fealty
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n the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

Synonyms:
allegiance
Type of:
loyalty, trueness
the quality of being loyal

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