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fe·al·ty

 (fē′əl-tē)
n. pl. fe·al·ties
1.
a. The fidelity owed by a vassal to his feudal lord.
b. The oath of such fidelity.
2. Allegiance. See Synonyms at fidelity.

[Middle English fealtye, from Old French fealte, from Latin fidēlitās, faithfulness, from fidēlis, faithful, from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

fealty

(ˈfiːəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Historical Terms) (in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal. See homage2
[C14: from Old French fealte, from Latin fidēlitās fidelity]

fe•al•ty

(ˈfi əl ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1.
a. the fidelity of a feudal vassal to his lord or the pledge of such fidelity.
b. a vassal's obligation to be faithful to his lord.
2. fidelity; faithfulness; loyalty.
[1275–1325; Middle English feute < Anglo-French, Old French feauté, fealté < Latin fidēlitātem fidelity]

fealty

1. In the Feudal System, allegiance of a vassal to his lord.
2. allegiance.
See also: Allegiance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fealty - the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)fealty - the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal

fealty

noun loyalty, faith, submission, devotion, allegiance, fidelity, homage, faithfulness, obeisance, troth (archaic) pledging oaths of homage and fealty

fealty

noun
Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties:
Translations
lensed

fealty

[ˈfiːəltɪ] N (Hist) → lealtad f (feudal)

fealty

n (Hist) → Lehnstreue f

fealty

[ˈfiːəltɪ] nfedeltà
References in classic literature ?
And when they found that his mood was with them, they made him swear an oath of fealty, and told him the haunt of the band--a place he knew right well.
It is the oath of fealty that men occasionally pay to a Jeddak whose high character and chivalrous acts have inspired the enthusiastic love of his followers.
Among the topics are the expedition of Hudaybiyah, the incident involving the united clans and the Qurayzah clan, the story of the three who remained behind, the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the oath of fealty pledged to Abu Bakr, and the marriage of Fatimah.