What does loyalty mean?

Definitions for loyalty
ˈlɔɪ əl tiloy·al·ty

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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.

    Etymology: loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té

  2. loyalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té

  3. loyalty(Noun)

    Faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due.

    Etymology: loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té

  4. loyalty(Noun)

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

    Etymology: loiauté (Modern loyauté) from loial + -té

  5. loyalty(Noun)

    The state of being loyal; fidelity.

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. loyalty

    The quality of being loyal.

    Loyalty is vital quality for couples, partnerships and marriage and we do this easily knowing love, unity, understanding and loyalty are for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Katrina Pierson:

    Their loyalty is not with Senator Cruz. However Senator Cruz has now made Senator Cruz that Trojan horse to push this to a contested convention, this is going to be a very serious problem if Senator Cruz continues to go down this path, and then neither Trump or Ted Cruz becomes the nominee.

  2. Sorasak Katkonganapan:

    We support the prime minister because he shows loyalty to the monarchy, our king.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    For any relationship to become successful, whether it's personal or business, your loyalty to three most important values is an absolute must in life. Those three values are Honesty, Integrity and Truth, in my view. You don't need any rules for complying with these three fundamental values that define your moral character and trustworthiness.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We learned a lot about loyalty, we learned a lot about some very arcane rules in, obviously, both the Senate and in the House. So, it's been certainly, for me, it's been a very interesting experience.

  5. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    No more important duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.

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