Allegiance

  • 1 Allegiance — Al*le giance, n. [OE. alegeaunce; pref. a + OF. lige, liege. The meaning was influenced by L. ligare to bind, and even by lex, legis, law. See {Liege}, {Ligeance}.] 1. The tie or obligation, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 allegiance — I noun adherence, adherence to duty, attachment, bounden duty, call of duty, case of conscience, commitment, constancy, deference, devotedness, devotion, duteousness, dutifulness, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, fides, homage, imperative… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 allegiance — [ə lē′jəns] n. [ME alligeaunce, altered (after allegeaunce, a formal declaration < aleggen, ALLEGE) < OFr ligeance < lige, liege (see LIEGE); sense affected by assoc. with L ligare, to bind] 1. the duty that was owed by a vassal to his… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Allegiance — (engl., spr. Ällidschäns), Gehorsam, Unterthanentreue, bei geborenen Engländern als ihnen angeboren (Natural A.), bei in England lebenden Ausländern nur als vorübergehend (Local A.) angenommen. Der Eid darauf (Oath of A.) besteht in dem… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Allegiance — (engl., spr. ällīdschens), Gehorsam, Untertanentreue, daher Oath of A., der Untertaneneid, den früher jeder Brite nach Vollendung des zwölften Lebensjahres seinem Herrscher als weltlichem Oberhaupt zu leisten hatte, und der noch jetzt von… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Allegiance — (engl., Aellidschäns), Unterthanentreue, Gehorsam; der Eid darauf (oath of alleg.) kann jedem über 12 Jahre alten geborenen Unterthanen oder in England wohnenden Fremden durch das Grafschaftsgericht abgenommen werden …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 allegiance — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. legaunce loyalty of a liege man to his lord, from O.Fr. legeance, from liege (see LIEGE (Cf. liege)); erroneously associated with L. ligare to bind; corrupted in spelling by confusion with the now obsolete legal… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 allegiance — fealty, loyalty, *fidelity, devotion, piety Analogous words: faithfulness, steadfastness, constancy, staunchness (see corresponding adjectives at FAITHFUL): obeisance, deference, homage, *honor: obedience (see corresponding adjective OBEDIENT):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 allegiance — [n] loyalty adherence, ardor, consecration, constancy, dedication, deference, devotion, duty, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, homage, honor, obedience, obligation, piety; concept 689 Ant. disloyalty, enmity, sedition, treachery, treason …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 allegiance — ► NOUN ▪ loyalty of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. ORIGIN Old French ligeance; related to LIEGE(Cf. ↑liege) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Allegiance — An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.Origin of the wordMid. English ligeaunce ; med. Latin ligeantia ; the al was probably added through confusion with another legal term,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 allegiance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full, strong ▪ We will give our full allegiance to the party. ▪ traditional ▪ shifting ▪ It is hard to keep up with the shifting …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 allegiance — n. 1) to give; pledge, swear allegiance 2) to disavow, forsake one s allegiance to 3) true, unfailing, unswerving allegiance 4) allegiance to (allegiance to a cause) * * * [ə liːdʒ(ə)ns] forsake one s allegiance to pledge swear allegiance… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 allegiance — al|le|giance [əˈli:dʒəns] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ligeance, from lige person you owe loyal service to , from Late Latin laetus serf ] loyalty to a leader, country, belief etc allegiance to ▪ You owe allegiance (=have a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 allegiance — /aliyjsns/ Obligation of fidelity and obedience to government in consideration for protection that government gives. U. S. v. Kuhn, D.C.N.Y., 49 F.Supp. 407, 414. See also oath of allegiance or loyalty. Acquired allegiance, is that binding a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 Allegiance — Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe. Allegiance (engl.: Loyalität) bezeichnet: ein Computerspiel, siehe Allegiance (Computerspiel) …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 allegiance — noun (C, U) loyalty to a leader, country, belief etc (+ to): allegiance to the king | proclaim/pledge allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. | switch allegiance (=start to support a different person, group… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Allegiance —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes œuvres portant le même titre. Allegiance est le premier album studio du groupe de Deathcore américain As Blood Runs Black. Allegiance est le 4e album du groupe de power metal Firewind.… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 19 allegiance — [[t]əli͟ːʤ(ə)ns[/t]] allegiances N VAR: oft N to n Your allegiance is your support for and loyalty to a particular group, person, or belief. My allegiance to Kendall and his company ran deep. ...a community driven by strong ties and allegiances …

    English dictionary

  • 20 allegiance — UK [əˈliːdʒ(ə)ns] / US [əˈlɪdʒəns] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms allegiance : singular allegiance plural allegiances strong loyalty to a person, group, idea, or country …

    English dictionary