fi·del·i·ty /fəˈdɛləti, faɪ-/
Fi·del·i·ty n. 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.
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,