V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. the loyalty that citizens show their country, or subjects owe their sovereign; 2. faithfulness from a friend to a friend or from husband to wife
Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, allegiance, deference, homage, piety, commitment, constancy, sanctity, devotedness
Antonyms: betrayal, disloyalty, treachery, apathy, indifference, negligence
Tips: While fealty originated as a contract between two entities or persons and enabled the feudalistic form of social structure to work, fealty is now an elaborate and formal way of describing a bond or loyalty. It is not usually used in conversation, but can be seen in literary context.
Her Fealty to God has given her peace of mind. (deference, piety)
The fealty between friends is a little like an alliance between countries. (loyalty, commitment, devotedness)
His fealty to the company CEO was so strong that he immediately quit when the CEO was fired. (loyalty, allegiance)
I have a strong fealty to my family and my country. (loyalty, allegiance, commitment)
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