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allegiance

Line breaks: al¦le|giance
Pronunciation: /əˈliːdʒ(ə)ns
 
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Definition of allegiance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.
Synonyms

Origin

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'.

Words that rhyme with allegiance

indigence

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