Simple Definition of allegiance
: loyalty to a person, country, group, etc.
Full Definition of allegiance
1 a : the obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord b (1) : the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to a sovereign or government (2) : the obligation of an alien to the government under which the alien resides
2 : devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause
Examples of allegiance
He owes allegiance to them for all the help they have given him.
Both candidates are working hard to convince voters to switch allegiances.
Origin of allegiance
Middle English aligeaunce, from Anglo-French allegeance, alteration of ligeance, from lige liege
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of allegiance
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