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n. pl. fe·al·ties
a. The fidelity owed by a vassal to his feudal lord.
b. The oath of such fidelity.
2. Allegiance. See Synonyms at fidelity.
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.
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]
1. In the Feudal System, allegiance of a vassal to his lord.See also: Allegiance
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