noun (plural -ties) Etymology: alteration of Middle English leawte, lewte, from Anglo-French lealté, leauté, from leal, leial loyal Date: 15th century the quality or state or an instance of being loyal Synonyms: see fidelity

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  • loyalty — c.1400, from O.Fr. loialté, leauté loyalty, fidelity; legitimacy; honesty; good quality (Mod.Fr. loyauté), from loial (see LOYAL (Cf. loyal)). Earlier leaute (mid 13c.), from the older French form. Loyalty oath first attested 1852 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • loyalty — [n] faithfulness, dependability adherence, allegiance, ardor, attachment, bond, conscientiousness, constancy, devotedness, devotion, duty, earnestness, faith, fealty, fidelity, homage, honesty, honor, incorruptibility, integrity, inviolability,… …   New thesaurus

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  • loyalty — [loi′əltē] n. pl. loyalties [ME loyaulte < OFr loialte] quality, state, or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, etc. SYN. ALLEGIANCE …   English World dictionary

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