Origin of allegiance
Examples from the Web for allegiance
It is likely that Baghdadi has officially gained the allegiance of a number of fighters.
Indeed, the group highlighted the oaths of allegiance in today's beheading video.
Their “consistently liberal” corollaries split their allegiance among CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and The New York Times.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media|John Avlon|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all agreed that we should film the making of Allegiance as one of the present-day threads.
Like an oath of allegiance to country or Constitution, one assumes.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allegiance was well enough; but there was a higher allegiance suddenly discovered which superseded all earthly considerations.Short Studies on Great Subjects|James Anthony Froude
She would share neither treasure with that nameless leader who held Armand's allegiance.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
Then, declining to take the oath of allegiance to Louis Philippe, he retired from the peerage, and gave up his pension.
Here Llewellyn, in 1237, convened all the chieftains of Wales to take the oath of allegiance.Both Sides the Border|G. A. Henty
It was perhaps the only oath of allegiance which John had ever taken.Diana Tempest, Volume II (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for allegiance
Word Origin for allegiance
Word Origin and History for allegiance
late 14c., from Anglo-French legaunce "loyalty of a liege-man to his lord," from Old French legeance, from liege (see liege); erroneously associated with Latin ligare "to bind;" corrupted in spelling by confusion with the now-obsolete legal term allegeance "alleviation." General figurative sense of "recognition of claims to respect or duty" is attested from 1732.