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fealty:

see feudalismfeudalism
, form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the absolute monarchies. The term feudalism is derived from the Latin feodum,
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fealty

(in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one's lord on becoming his vassal
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Then good Will Stutely told the outlaws of Rob's deeds, and gave him his hand of fealty.
The team dispersed in ignominious defeat, and it was not until after dark that the dogs came sneaking back, one by one, by meekness and humility signifying their fealty to White Fang.
There was a fable, however,--for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon's marital deportment,--that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
Critics describe the move a racially motivated campaign directed at Uyghurs, who are being forced to pledge fealty to the Chinese state, study Mandarin and participate in cultural customs of the majority Han Chinese population.
PRRD is fealty to his oath of office to protect and defend the Republic and its people from those who seek to destroy them and he shall fulfill his duty regardless of the consequences to his life, honor and liberty," Panelo said.
Where Pakistan turns a blind eye to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and continues to extend fealty to Saudi hegemony in the region despite its own problematic relationship with the elements of fundamentalism that are siphoned through with funding, it cannot do so without compromising its ties with other countries in the region.
But he has failed to fulfill his basic duty out of fear of or fealty to the most radical and irrational arm of his party and our xenophobic President.
He even said that some of these insurgents were now swearing fealty to Pakistan.
I honor them with profound thanks and admiration for their courage and fealty to their sworn duty,' De Lima said.
As this coolly elegant work makes clear, the definition of fealty may vary depending on whom you ask.
Among the topics are the expedition of Hudaybiyah, the incident involving the united clans and the Qurayzah clan, the story of the three who remained behind, the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the oath of fealty pledged to Abu Bakr, and the marriage of Fatimah.
The Minister said that Ramadan comes at a time when Syria is undergoing a decisive stage in its history, with the Syrians making their voices heard and choosing their leader, showing fealty to the blood of martyrs who died to keep Syria strong, proud, and impregnable.