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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fidelity  \Fi*del"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  fidelitas:  cf  F.  fid['e]lit['e]. 
  See  {Fealty}.] 
  Faithfulness;  adherence  to  right  careful  and  exact 
  observance  of  duty,  or  discharge  of  obligations.  Especially: 
  a  Adherence  to  a  person  or  party  to  which  one  is  bound; 
  loyalty. 
 
  Whose  courageous  fidelity  was  proof  to  all  danger. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  best  security  for  the  fidelity  of  men  is  to 
  make  interest  coincide  with  duty.  --A.  Hamilton. 
  b  Adherence  to  the  marriage  contract. 
  c  Adherence  to  truth;  veracity;  honesty. 
 
  The  principal  thing  required  in  a  witness  is 
  fidelity.  --Hooker. 
 
  Syn:  Faithfulness;  honesty;  integrity;  faith;  loyalty; 
  fealty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fidelity 
  n  1:  accuracy  with  which  an  electronic  system  reproduces  the 
  sound  or  image  of  its  input  signal 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  faithful  [syn:  {faithfulness}]  [ant:  {infidelity}, 
  {infidelity}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fidelity,  IL  (village,  FIPS  25960) 
  Location:  39.15459  N,  90.16350  W 
  Population  (1990):  66  (27  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62030 
  Fidelity,  MO  (town,  FIPS  24112) 
  Location:  37.08201  N,  94.30947  W 
  Population  (1990):  235  (98  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FIDELITY,  n.  A  virtue  peculiar  to  those  who  are  about  to  be  betrayed. 
 
 




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