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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fe·al·ty /ˈfi(ə)lti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 fe·al·ty n.
 1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyalty.  It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation.
 2. Fidelity; constancy; faithfulness, as of a friend to a friend, or of a wife to her husband.
    He should maintain fealty to God.   --I. Taylor.
 Makes wicked lightnings of her eyes, and saps
 The fealty of our friends.   --tennyson.
    Swore fealty to the new government.   --Macaulay.
 Note:Fealty is distinguished from homage, which is an acknowledgment of tenure, while fealty implies an oath. See Homage.
 Syn: -- Homage; loyality; fidelity; constancy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects
          to their sovereign) [syn: allegiance]