- non·fe·al·ty, noun, plural non·fe·al·ties.
- un·fe·al·ty, noun, plural un·fe·al·ties.
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How to use fealty in a sentence
My own fealty lies with the majestically learned Kaske, under whose tutelage I once studied Gregory the Great’s 4,000-page commentary on the Book of Job.I did not spend my summer binge-watching TV. Here are the books I loved instead. | Michael Dirda | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
It was difficult to claim fealty to fiscal conservatism when the party had consistently been instrumental in creating massive deficits.Republicans care more about tribal loyalty than conservative principles | Fareed Zakaria | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
By the 1980s, however, the tide had begun to turn against the Fairness Doctrine as fealty to market fundamentalism and conservative ideology were ascendant.The Fairness Doctrine won’t solve our problems — but it can foster needed debate | Victor Pickard | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Garland merely has to display independence and fealty to equal justice under the law and it will be an improvement.
The mayor’s boldest land use proposal, offered on the way out the door, still pays fealty to the city’s century-long commitment to single-family housing above all.Politics Report: Faulconer Positions Big Move for Lame Duck Season | Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis | October 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
“It is our Islamic obligation to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and give it our Islamic fealty,” he said.
They called the Republican bosses and their supporters Stalwarts because of their fealty to tradition.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Republican fealty to the interests of the investor class has been long-standing.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1% | Joel Kotkin | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They're not about amassing medals, so much as engendering goodwill; less cut-throat competition, more track and fealty.Kiss the…Queen’s Baton? The British Empire Is Alive and Well | Debra A. Klein | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That Obama and the Democrats pledge fealty to their donors and their voters should surprise no one.Obama Can Speak to His Base, but Other Americans Want More | Lloyd Green | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The history of that terrible hour is brightened by many such instances of native fealty.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
And Richard raised each up, kissed him on the mouth, and promised love and protection so long as he observed fealty.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
Hakon swore fealty to the King, and likewise to afford him such service as he was bounden to give him.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
Hence the oath of fealty was a personal obligation, and investiture was needful before the new feudee took possession.Landholding In England | Joseph Fisher
Harwood realized that he must either decline outright or declare his fealty in a word.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for fealty
(in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal: See homage (def. 2)
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