allegiance allegiance  /ə ˈli dʒəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
  2. (n) the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

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Usage(s):

  1. Ortensia Ontiveros, of Tinley Park, Illinois, joins other home-schooled children for the morning recitation of the pledge of allegiance.
  2. Despite his allegiance to the status quo, Khamenei, 67, has emerged as one of the most pivotal, if enigmatic, leaders in the Middle East.
  3. I'm not hearing any of the candidates discussing the allegiance that they have right now to the current military.

News

  1. Chester Heights observes moment of silence for lost friends

    Observing a moment of silence and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance are routinely done prior to every Chester Heights Borough council meeting. But the moment of remembrance at the June 3 meeting was especially heartfelt, as two beloved local men -- one of great age and one of great youth -- were recalled.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. York selectmen should say Pledge of Allegiance

    On June 11, as reported by the Portsmouth Herald, Ron Nowell, in my opinion, completely disgraced himself at the Board of Selectmen meeting held Monday, June 10, in York, Maine, by stating it was no longer necessary to say the Pledge of Allegiance at...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

  3. Allegiance Capital Corporation Acquires EquiCap Partners, LLC - Acquisition Brings Together M&A Leaders with More Than ...

    Allegiance Capital Corporation, has acquired EquiCap Partners, LLC, another Dallas-based, private, M&A investment banking firm. The acquisition will create one of the most experienced, private company, M&A firms in the nation with more than three decades of leadership experience selling and financing middle market companies. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "I've been to the same church - the same Christian church - for almost 20 years," Obama said at a South Carolina rally. "I was sworn in with my hand on the family Bible. Whenever I'm in the United States Senate, I pledge allegiance to the...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Failure to give allegiance to the emir after he has been endorsed leads to great evils," bin Laden warned. "Emir Abu Omar would rather have his neck severed than betray the Muslims ...... Emir Abu Omar and his brothers are not one of those...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Forbes

  3. "It's hard to argue that Al Qaeda in Iraq is separate from bin Laden's Al Qaeda when the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq took an oath of allegiance to Osama bin Laden," Bush said, referring to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Iraq group's leader, who was...
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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