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Meaning of LOYALTY

Pronunciation:  'loyultee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Loy"al*ty\, n. [Cf. F. loyaut['e]. See {Loyal}, and cf.
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.

      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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