allegiance

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From Middle English aliegiaunce, from Anglo-Norman alegaunce (loyalty of a liege-servant to one's lord), variant of Old French ligeance, from lige (vassal, liegeman). More at liege.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈliː.dʒəns/
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NounEdit

allegiance (countable and uncountable, plural allegiances)

  1. Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler.

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