Fealty

An oath of fealty, from the Latin fidelitas (faithfulness), is a pledge of allegiance of one person to another. ==Definition== In medieval Europe, this took the form of an oath from a vassal, or subordinate, to the lord. It also referred to the duties incumbent upon a vassal that were owed to the lord, which consisted of service and aid. One part ...
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fealty

(from the article `homage and fealty`) in European society, solemn acts of ritual by which a person became a vassal of a lord in feudal society. Homage was essentially the acknowledgment ... ...which he eloquently called the First Crusade, Urban attempted, however, to prevent a further and complete feudalization of church-state ... ...
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Fealty

• (n.) 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; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation. • (n.) Fidelity...
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Fealty

Fe'al·ty noun [ Middle English faute , Old French fauté , fealté , feelé , feelteit , from Latin fidelitas , from fidelis faithful. See Feal , and confer Fidelity .] 1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which...
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fealty

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; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation. ... 2. Fidelity; constancy; f...
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fealty

fealty The obligation of fidelity on the part of a feudal tenant or vassal to his lord.
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fealty

fealty: see feudalism.
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Fealty

Fidelity, allegiance.
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Fealty

fidelity, loyalty, and faithfulness
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fealty

In feudalism, the loyalty and duties owed by a vassal to a lord. In the 9th century fealty obliged the vassal not to take part in any action that would endanger the lord or his property, but by the...
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fealty

In feudalism, the loyalty and duties owed by a vassal to a lord. In the 9th century fealty obliged the vassal not to take part in any action that would endanger the lord or his property, but by the 11th century the specific duties of fealty were established and included financial obligations and military service. Following an oath of fealty, an act...
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Fealty

oath of loyalty sworn by a VASSAL to his LORD after the LORD had accepted the VASSAL's HOMAGE.
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fealty

the loyalty that citizens owe to their country
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