Definitions

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  • n. loyalty, fealty

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Faithfulness; loyalty.

Etymologies

Anglo-Norman lealté, one of the variants of Old French loiauté. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Christians might take an example from him for his lealty.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • I have not used cruelty neither have I out off lealty no covenant hath been broken by me nor hath love-tie been severed by me

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Even Red Wull, the killer, we admire for his courage and lealty.

    The Dog's Book of Verse

  • Her mind was trying to persuade her heart that her devotion to Peter Cheever was a wasted lealty, but her heart would not be convinced, though it began to be afraid.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • It was hoped when Mirza was first introduced that every one who might chance to spend an evening over these pages would perceive the possibilities he prefigured, and adopt him as a favorite; wherefore the interest may be more pressing to know what he, an Islamite supposably without guile, a Janissary of rank, lately so high in his master's confidence, is doing here, offering lealty to the Most

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • 'Sir, I will,' said the young man, 'I will plight my word to obey you, and faithfully, so long as I ride under your banner in foreign parts -- provided such oath be not binding within this realm of Scotland, nor against my lealty to the head of my name.'

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • They who travel should learn to read faces; methinks you might see lealty in mine sith I have seen it in yourn.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • Lundy, the Governor, professed the Protestant religion, and had joined in proclaiming William and Mary; but he was in secret communication with the enemies of his Church and of the Sovereigns to whom he had sworn lealty.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • Yonder man is more like the giants in romaunts than a man of mould like ourselves; and yet Christians might take an example from him for his lealty.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • Then the King did likewise and bade him take his seat on the throne of kingship; whereupon they all arose and kissed King Hasan’s hands and did homage to him, and swore lealty to him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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