Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 07/25/15 Fealty

Fealty (noun)
fealty [fee-uh l-tee]

noun, plural fealties.
1. History/Historical.
a. fidelity to a lord.
b. the obligation or the engagement to be faithful to a lord, usually sworn to by a vassal.
2. fidelity; faithfulness.

2. loyalty, devotion.

Origin: 1275-1325; Middle English feute, feaute, fealtye < Anglo-French, Old French feauté, fealté < Latin fidelitat- (stem of fidelitas) fidelity; internal -au-, -al- from feal, reshaping (by substitution of -al- -al) of fe(d)eil < Latin fidelis

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