American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc.
- 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)
“He supported Hazel Blears for the position of deputy leader of the Labour party but his main loyalty is to himself and his career, albeit that career stalled when he resigned his position as PPS to the afore mentioned Hazel Blears over the decision to replace Trident; maybe he is trying to resurrect it and the BBC are trying to help him do that, but why?”
“For those not familiar with the term loyalty - in this case it refers to putting the American Citizen first.”
“Your loyalty is admirable, however I new nothing about crossfit prior to Tyler's blog site and the numerous video bits he has shown in the past (search crossfit and you should get about 10 hits if you include this blog).”
“I replied, ‘Your loyalty is appreciated even if misguided.’”
“I'm sure your loyalty is appreciated by the Clintons, and if so, you'll abide by her wishes in supporting the Democratic candidate that wins the nomination.”
“I am too close a friend to pursue the matter with Novak, and his loyalty is a postulate.”
“That sounds a little odd, I know, but their forms of what we call 'loyalty' do not always involve compliance.”
“The courtesy of Major Dugas, and the civil bearing of the men, told upon the people, but nevertheless they did not abate one jot of what they called their loyalty to Donald.”
“Indeed, in public life it is generally considered a kind of treachery to change, because people value what they call loyalty above truth.”
“The testimony of history and of the language shows, that the feelings which we call loyalty and reverence are always directed upward, while those which we term benevolence and love invariably look downward.”
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