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."

Usage Examples:

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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