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Meaning of LOYALTY

Pronunciation:  'loyultee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
  2. [n]  the quality of being loyal
  3. [n]  feelings of allegiance
 

LOYALTY is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: allegiance, commitment, dedication
 
 Antonyms: disloyalty
 
 See Also: allegiance, communalism, consecration, cooperation, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, love, nationalism, patriotism, staunchness, steadfastness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Loy"al*ty\, n. [Cf. F. loyaut['e]. See {Loyal}, and cf.
{Legality}.]
The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior,
or to duty, love, etc.

      He had such loyalty to the king as the law required.
                                               --Clarendon.

      Not withstanding all the subtle bait With which those
      Amazons his love still craved, To his one love his
      loyalty he saved.                        --Spenser.

Note: ``Loyalty . . . expresses, properly, that fidelity
      which one owes according to law, and does not
      necessarily include that attachment to the royal
      person, which, happily, we in England have been able
      further to throw into the word.'' --Trench.

Syn: Allegiance; fealty. See {Allegiance}.

 
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