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fealty

[fee-uhl-tee]
noun, plural fealties.
1.
History/Historical.
a.
fidelity to a lord.
b.
the obligation or the engagement to be faithful to a lord, usually sworn to by a vassal.
2.
fidelity; faithfulness.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English feute, feaute, fealtye < Anglo-French, Old French feauté, fealté < Latin fidēlitāt- (stem of fidēlitās) fidelity; internal -au-, -al- from feal, reshaping (by substitution of -al- -al1) of fe(d)eil < Latin fidēlis

nonfealty, noun, plural nonfealties.
unfealty, noun, plural unfealties.


2. loyalty, devotion.
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fealty (ˈfiːəltɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
See homage (in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal
 
[C14: from Old French fealte, from Latin fidēlitāsfidelity]

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fealty
c.1300, from O.Fr. feauté, from L. fidelitatem (nom. fidelitas) "fidelity," from fidelis "loyal, faithful" (see fidelity).
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