fealty fealty  /ˈfi əl ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

Usage(s):

  1. In a country where family ties and political fealty have long been ensnarled, the plot is still thickening.
  2. He covered 4,399 miles in that final exhausting spasm, as if to demonstrate his fealty to the crusade through its crushing climax.
  3. In the Afrikaners' eyes, the Boer War was finally won after six bitter decades; no longer would South Africa pay fealty to an alien English-speaking monarch in London.

News

  • Copperhead hits all of Kauffman's themes, and is a big hit with screening audience

    If Bill Kauffman sat down to write a screen play, the result would surely be the movie Copperhead. The ideal Kauffman film would take a look at a side of history that is little known and rarely discussed. The lead character would be a dissenter, the holder of unpopular opinions who won't bow to conformity. The major themes would be love of family, community before nation, and fealty to the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Batavian

Quotes

  1. Robertson sarcastically wrote: "The plaintiff says that he is a retired Air Force colonel who continues to owe fealty to his commander in chief (because he might possibly be recalled to duty) and who is tortured by uncertainty as to whether he would...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: James Robertson Source: WND.com

  2. Commissioner Tony Peraica, (16th District), accused the Daleys of wanting to replace Stroger with "some other African-American figure" who will be "pliable, with fealty to the mayor."
    on May 13, 2009 By: Tony Peraica Source: Austin Weekly News

  3. "The honor of the Filipino soldiers is at stake, and I am confident that the judges in uniform will conduct themselves with absolute fealty to the Constitution, the people and the command," Mrs. Arroyo said.
    on Oct 26, 2004 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Philippine Headline News

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