the Pledge of Allegiance

Definition of the Pledge of Allegiance

US

  1. :  a formal promise of loyalty to the United States that groups of people say together

Word by Word Definitions

pledgeplay Pledge
  1. :  a bailment of a chattel as security for a debt or other obligation without involving transfer of title

    :  the chattel so delivered

    :  the contract incidental to such a bailment

  1. :  to make a pledge of

    :  pawn

    :  to drink to the health of

allegianceplay Allegiance
  1. :  the obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord

    :  the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to a sovereign or government

    :  the obligation of an alien to the government under which the alien resides


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