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"
the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler.
Etymology: From aliegiaunce, from legaunce, from legeance, from lege, liege, of origin. More at liege.
the tie or obligation, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his sovereign or government; the duty of fidelity to one's king, government, or state
devotion; loyalty; as, allegiance to science
An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lēj′i-ans, n. the duty of a subject to his liege or sovereign.—adj. Allē′giant. [L. ad, to, and Liege.]
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The legal obedience of a subject to his sovereign in return for the protection afforded; a debt which, in a natural-born subject, cannot be cancelled by any change of time, or place, or circumstance, without the united consent of the legislature.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In law, implies the obedience which is due to the laws. Oath of Allegiance is that taken by an alien, by which he adopts America and renounces the authority of a foreign government. It is also applied to the oath taken by officers and soldiers in pledge of their fidelity to the state.
The numerical value of allegiance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of allegiance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of allegiance in a Sentence
The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up. And for that reason, I have signed the pledge, so I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and for the conservative principles for which it stands.
He doesn't seem to understand that his allegiance is to America not a foreign power. He should be defending the rights of Americans to travel to other countries.
These groups likely therefore retain more independence than Syrian rebel groups that pledge allegiance to ISIS, at least in the near term, iSIS appears to dispatch advisers to support local recruitment in such areas in an attempt to bolster the local strength of these groups, but does not augment their ranks with its own forces.
You do have some of the Taliban breaking off and claiming allegiance toward ISIS.
It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley.
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- лоялност, вярност, преданостBulgarian
- Loyalität, Treuherzigkeit, TreueGerman
- fidelidad, lealtadSpanish
- uskollisuus, kuuliaisuusFinnish
- allégeance, fidélité, loyautéFrench
- lealtà, fedeltàItalian
- dēvōtiō, obsequium, fidēlitās, fidēs, allegiantia, fidemLatin
- trouwhartigheid, getrouwheid, aanhang, loyaliteit, trouwDutch
- posłuszeństwo, lojalność, wiernośćPolish
- fidelidade, lealdadePortuguese
- ве́рность, пре́данностьRussian
- lojalnost, odanostSerbo-Croatian
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