V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. loyalty to your country; 2. devotion to a course of action
Synonyms: adherence, fidelity, loyalty, devotion, duty
Antonyms: disloyalty, inconstancy
Tips: Allegiance is derived from the Old French liege meaning "lord and master." The word originally denoted devotion to a feudal lord. It is commonly heard in the phrase, "allegiance to the flag or to country."
The proud new immigrants pledged allegiance to their adopted nation. (loyalty, fidelity)
I think it's important to consider where your allegiance lies before you make a decision. (loyalty, duty)
To be a member of this organization, you must promise eternal allegiance to our cause. (faithfulness, devotion)
He decided to enter the military as a sign of his allegiance to his country. (fidelity, loyalty)
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