What does LOYALTY mean?

Definitions for LOYALTY
ˈlɔɪ əl tiLOYALTY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyalty, trueness(noun)

    the quality of being loyal

  2. loyalty(noun)

    feelings of allegiance

  3. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. loyalty(Noun)

    Unswerving in allegiance.

  2. loyalty(Noun)

    Faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government.

  3. loyalty(Noun)

    Faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due.

  4. loyalty(Noun)

    Faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product.

  5. loyalty(Noun)

    The state of being loyal; fidelity.

  6. Origin: loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loyalty(noun)

    the state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc

Freebase

  1. Loyalty

    Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. There are many aspects to loyalty. John Kleinig, professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, observes that over the years the idea has been treated by creative writers from Aeschylus through John Galsworthy to Joseph Conrad, by psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, scholars of religion, political economists, scholars of business and marketing, and — most particularly — by political theorists, who deal with it in terms of loyalty oaths and patriotism. As a philosophical concept, loyalty was largely untreated by philosophers until the work of Josiah Royce, the "grand exception" in Kleinig's words. John Ladd, professor of Philosophy at Brown University writing in the Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Philosophy in 1967, observes that by that time the subject had received "scant attention in philosophical literature". This he attributed to "odious" associations that the subject had with nationalism, including the nationalism of Nazism, and with the metaphysics of idealism, which he characterized as "obsolete". He argued that such associations were, however, faulty, and that the notion of loyalty is "an essential ingredient in any civilized and humane system of morals". Kleinig observes that from the 1980s onwards, the subject gained attention, with philosophers variously relating it to professional ethics, whistleblowing, friendship, and virtue theory.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'LOYALTY' in Nouns Frequency: #1833

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How to say LOYALTY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOYALTY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOYALTY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of LOYALTY in a Sentence

  1. James Comey:

    I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.

  2. Zhao Leji:

    Set an example with your loyalty to the party.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    Don’t ever let yourself become a fool to your loyalty.

  5. Angela Wright:

    So this combination can result in an instinctive loyalty.

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