Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of alleging; allegation.
  • noun Alleviation.
  • noun An old spelling of allegiance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Allegation.

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  • noun obsolete Alleviation, relief.

Etymologies

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From Old French alegeance.

Examples

  • George III is of course best know for being the King who relieved the 13 American colonies from allegeance to the crown, and because of the recent motion picture The Madness of George III.George III's reign was marked by troubles with the parlement, the loss of the colonies and his congenital desease porphyria, which had occasion to drive him mad.

    George III and Charlotte von Mecklinburg und Strelitz

  • George III is of course best know for being the King who relieved the 13 American colonies from allegeance to the crown, and because of the recent motion picture The Madness of George III.George III's reign was marked by troubles with the parlement, the loss of the colonies and his congenital desease porphyria, which had occasion to drive him mad.

    Archive 2008-09-07

  • With these words they returned to the towne: but the keepers of the platforme answered, that it was against their oath and allegeance to king Philip to giue ouer without fight.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Former Eastern Cape National Party leader, Dr Tertius Delport, along with 25 other ex-NP members, including seven councillors and three branch chairmen, on Friday switched allegeance to join the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A quelque parti politique qu'aille leur allegeance, ils se devouent aux interets superieurs du Canada, de leur province de naissance ou d'adoption.

    Quebec and Pan-Canadian Unity

  • For she saith not, I being thy princes, thy maistresse, thy souereine ladie and quene, commatide the vpon thine allegeance, and vnder pain of treason to go, and gather an armie.

    The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

  • For she saith not, I being thy princes, thy maistresse, thy souereine ladie and quene, commatide the vpon thine allegeance, and vnder pain of treason to go, and gather an armie.

    The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of Women

  • With these words they returned to the towne: but the keepers of the platforme answered, that it was against their oath and allegeance to king

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 07 England's Naval Exploits Against Spain

  • And all the while the breath is in my body I may complain me, for my belief is I do none offence though I love an earthly man; and I take God to my record I loved never none but Sir Launcelot du Lake, nor never shall, and a clean maiden I am for him and for all other; and sithen it is the sufferance of God that I shall die for the love of so noble a knight, I beseech the High Father of Heaven to have mercy upon my soul, and upon mine innumerable pains that I suffered may be allegeance of part of my sins.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • There was a scholar at Bologna which was named Nicholas, which suffered great pain in his reins and in his knees, so that he had none hope of hearth, and avowed to S. Dominic, and took a thread to make a candle of his length, and measured him in length and breadth, and when the thread attained to his knees he called at every measure the name of Jesu Christ and of S. Dominic, anon he felt allegeance and said: I am delivered: and anon he stood up and wept for joy and came to the church, without any aid, where the body of S. Dominic rested.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

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