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1. Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause. See Synonyms at fidelity.
2. The obligations of a vassal to a lord.
[Middle English alligeaunce, alteration of ligeaunce, from Old French ligeance, from lige, liege; see liege.]
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a person who displays constancy, duty, and faithfulness, esp to a ruling body
having or displaying constancy, duty, and faithfulness, esp to a ruling body
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|Adj.||1.||allegiant - steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government); "it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces"|
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
loyal - steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
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