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.
Like an oath of allegiance to country or Constitution, one assumes.
When Morgan learned of his agent's dismissal via a gossip site online, he immediately called to pledge his allegiance.
In return for their allegiance, he bailed them out of jail when necessary.
Even the political parties are losing the allegiance of the press.
He demanded to be permitted to make a solemn affirmation or declaration of allegiance, instead of taking the usual oath.
Even Will be Will seemed to be wavering in his allegiance to Diabolus.
His first step was to recall Regingar of Lothringia, who was oppressed by France, to his allegiance as vassal of the empire.
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.