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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Definitions for fealty

  1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
  2. The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
  3. Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.

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Citations for fealty
He was re-elected Governor in 1855, and his administration of the State affairs, both in that and the preceding term of office, was marked by a regard for the public interest rather than party fealty. , New York Times
Barbour believed Christian conservatives represented a critical constituency, and he looked for opportunities to display his fealty to them. Dan Balz and Ronald Brownstein, Storming the Gates
Origin of fealty
Fealty comes from Old French fealté, from Latin fidelitas, "fidelity," from fidelis, "faithful," from fides, "faith," from fidere, "to trust."