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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
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