nonallegiance

allegiance

[uh-lee-juhns]
noun
1.
the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign.
2.
loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English aliegiaunce, equivalent to a- probably a-5 + liege liege + -aunce -ance; compare Middle French ligeance

nonallegiance, noun
overallegiance, noun


See loyalty.


1. treason. 2. treachery.
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allegiance (əˈliːdʒəns)
 
n
1.  loyalty, as of a subject to his sovereign or of a citizen to his country
2.  fealty See also homage (in feudal society) the obligations of a vassal to his liege lord
 
[C14: from Old French ligeance, from ligeliege]

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allegiance
c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. legaunce "loyalty of a liege-man to his lord," from O.Fr. legeance, from liege (see liege); erroneously associated with L. 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.
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