Simple Definition of fealty
: loyalty to a person, group, etc.
Full Definition of fealty
1 a : the fidelity of a vassal or feudal tenant to his lord b : the obligation of such fidelity
2 : intense fidelity
Examples of fealty
He swore fealty to the king.
<as much as I wanted to back my friend up, my fealty to the truth was greater, and I could not lie for him>
Origin of fealty
Middle English feute, fealtye, from Anglo-French feelté, fealté, from Latin fidelitat-, fidelitas — more at fidelity
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of fealty
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