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ALLEGIANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does allegiance mean? 

ALLEGIANCE (noun)
  The noun ALLEGIANCE has 2 senses:

1. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
2. the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

  Familiarity information: ALLEGIANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLEGIANCE (noun)


Sense 1allegiance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

allegiance; commitment; loyalty; dedication

Context examples:

his long commitment to public service / they felt no loyalty to a losing team

Hypernyms ("allegiance" is a kind of...):

cooperation (joint operation or action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "allegiance"):

communalism (loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole)

consecration (a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal))

devotion (commitment to some purpose)

enlistment (the act of enlisting (as in a military service))

faith (loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person)


Sense 2allegiance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fealty; allegiance

Hypernyms ("allegiance" is a kind of...):

loyalty; trueness (the quality of being loyal)


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