from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being loyal. See Synonyms at fidelity.
- n. A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection. Often used in the plural: My loyalties lie with my family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being loyal; fidelity.
- n. Faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being loyal; devotion to a sovereign or a superior; fidelity in duty, service, love, etc.; firm allegiance; constancy.
- n. Synonyms Allegiance, Loyalty, Fealty. See allegiance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
- n. feelings of allegiance
- n. the quality of being loyal
Old French loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té (Wiktionary)