Loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause: those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic [count noun]: a complex pattern of cross-party allegiances
More example sentences
- Political allegiance is a matter of conscience, and if people cannot be held to that, where is morality?
- Whatever your political allegiance, there's almost certain to be a piece of merchandise to suit it.
- Loyalty to him became the test of patriotism and social allegiance in general.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, variant of Old French ligeance, from lige, liege (see liege), perhaps by association with Anglo-Latin alligantia 'alliance'.