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.

Usage Examples:

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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