What does loyalty mean?

Definitions for loyalty
ˈlɔɪ əl tiloy·al·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word loyalty.

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

How to pronounce loyalty?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Deborah Wallace:

    They were their muscle. And what's happened since is that lack of loyalty is causing a whole lot of problems.

  2. Nigel Travis:

    We feel excited about the change to Starbucks' loyalty program, we've been targeting customers with $5 gift cards.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    No Mo’ Friendz •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let tha memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same nicca’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life? •it’s been nothin nice I had no choice but tah fight, despite I had tah thug it out all day an night, why dey still focused on competing I got my mind right tryna make my future bright all I got is faith in my eyesight, Got a couple of potnas I ain’t never had uh real friend;— Fock it let tha money win we all lost in a life of sin, Befo’ it’s over dey gon feel me worldwide, applied da pressure;— now dat they agitated motherfockas can’t stop my prophecy, they should’ve showed hospitality cause some of us come an go, this is information about tha good an bad happy an tha sad R.I.P to da homies who passed, Real life I write a whole rap on my Facebook page piece it together like I’m gettin’ paid, I can feel God tellin’ me don’t be afraid, People please don’t look at me funny because my words a man-made, I’m in tha Middle of a balance everybody that I know throwin shade; At Me! but this hard life;— I will never trade, I been dreamin uh ‘bout uh bag fa’ while this freestyle-hustle came wit’ my lifestyle, it’s been hostile but it’s worth da while, I grew up wit’ sum’ real-nicca’z an sum’ fake-nicca’z to;— don’t even ask me who, my new alias name bloomin’ like uh rose out of da blue, Now throw tha deuce! I erased dat nicca Slick an change my name tah MillYentei now I’m feelin brand new, Used to want a happy home, but Couple of years ago I got lost in da Hennessey an smokin’ weed an money was all dat I could see, i’mma changed man but it’s still hard tah give uh fock, when ya feelin like you got no Luck on top of dat my mind feelin’ stuck, it’s been rough but I keep my head up. •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let da memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same Niggah’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life?.... From the “Book of Riffz” -MillYentei_DY

  4. Jeff Porzio:

    I’m very lucky, and I reward the company with my loyalty.

  5. The New York Times:

    Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle was mindful of both her guardedness and her expectation of loyalty once her mind is made up…But Mrs. Clinton’s penchant for privacy backfired.

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