the Pledge of Allegiance

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Pledge of Allegiance

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : the chattel so delivered

  3. : the contract incidental to such a bailment

  1. : to make a pledge of

  2. : to drink to the health of

  3. : to bind by a pledge

allegiance play
  1. : the obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord

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

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


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