Definition of allegiance
- I pledge allegiance to my country.
- allegiance to a political party
He owes allegiance to them for all the help they have given him.
Both candidates are working hard to convince voters to switch allegiances.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: loyalty to a person, country, group, etc.
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