A higher threshold would force the two to remain in allegiance even amidst serious departures in ideologies.
Each side seeks our allegiance based on our fear, and they are becoming more and more frightening as time goes by.
The IRGC commander said that they would hold a military maneuver to show their allegiance with Iran's supreme leader.
late 14c., from Anglo-French legaunce "loyalty of a liege-man to his lord," from Old French legeance, from liege (see liege); erroneously associated with Latin ligare "to bind;" corrupted in spelling by confusion with the now-obsolete legal term allegeance "alleviation." General figurative sense of "recognition of claims to respect or duty" is attested from 1732.