- Loyalty or commitment to a nation, a ruler, a cause, or a person.
- A duty or promise to be loyal to a person, group, or country.
Middle english: from old french aliegiance, from alie "allied" (from latin allocare "allocate") + -ance.
- He swore allegiance to the flag.
- She pledged allegiance to the country.
- He showed allegiance to his family.
- She demonstrated allegiance to her friends.
- He took an oath of allegiance to the company.