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Friday, March 05, 2010

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
1275-1325
Fealty comes from Old French fealté, from Latin fidelitas, "fidelity," from fidelis, "faithful," from fides, "faith," from fidere, "to trust."
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