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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loyalty  \Loy"al*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  loyaut['e].  See  {Loyal},  and  cf 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  loyal;  fidelity  to  a  superior, 
  or  to  duty,  love,  etc 
  He  had  such  loyalty  to  the  king  as  the  law  required. 
  Not  withstanding  all  the  subtle  bait  With  which  those 
  Amazons  his  love  still  craved,  To  his  one  love  his 
  loyalty  he  saved.  --Spenser. 
  Note:  ``Loyalty  .  .  .  expresses,  properly,  that  fidelity 
  which  one  owes  according  to  law,  and  does  not 
  necessarily  include  that  attachment  to  the  royal 
  person,  which  happily,  we  in  England  have  been  able 
  further  to  throw  into  the  word.''  --Trench. 
  Syn:  Allegiance;  fealty.  See  {Allegiance}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  loyal  [ant:  {disloyalty}] 
  2:  feelings  of  allegiance 
  3:  the  act  of  binding  yourself  (intellectually  or  emotionally) 
  to  a  course  of  action  "his  long  commitment  to  public 
  service";  "they  felt  no  loyalty  to  a  losing  team"  [syn:  {commitment}, 
  {allegiance},  {dedication}] 

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