allegiance


allegiance
I noun adherence, adherence to duty, attachment, bounden duty, call of duty, case of conscience, commitment, constancy, deference, devotedness, devotion, duteousness, dutifulness, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, fides, homage, imperative duty, inescapable duty, loyalty, matter of duty, moral obligation, obedience, obligation, obsequiousness, observance, observance of obligation, onus, pledge, promise, responsibility, sense of duty, steadfastness, subjection, submission, subordination, support, trueness foreign phrases:
- Nemo patriam in qua natus est exuere, nec ligeantiae debitum ejurare possit. — No man can renounce his native country nor adjure his obligation of allegiance
- Ligeantia est quasi legis essentia; est vinculum fidei. — Allegiance is the essence of law; it is the bond of faith
II index adherence (devotion), adhesion (loyalty), charge (responsibility), commitment (responsibility), duty (obligation), faith, fealty, fidelity, homage, loyalty, nationality

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


allegiance
the obligation owed to the head of state in return for protection. See treason.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


allegiance
In English law, the duty of loyalty and obedience owed by all persons born within the king's realm that attaches immediately upon their birth and that they cannot be relieved of by their own actions.
In U.S. law, the obligation of fidelity and obedience that is owed by native born and naturalized American citizens to the United States that cannot be relinquished without the consent of the government expressed by a statutory enactment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


allegiance
In English law, the duty of loyalty and obedience owed by all persons born within the king's realm that attaches immediately upon their birth and that they cannot be relieved of by their own actions.
 
In U.S. law, the obligation of fidelity and obedience that is owed by native born and naturalized American citizens to the United States that cannot be relinquished without the consent of the government expressed by a statutory enactment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Allegiance — Al*le giance, n. [OE. alegeaunce; pref. a + OF. lige, liege. The meaning was influenced by L. ligare to bind, and even by lex, legis, law. See {Liege}, {Ligeance}.] 1. The tie or obligation, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allegiance — [ə lē′jəns] n. [ME alligeaunce, altered (after allegeaunce, a formal declaration < aleggen, ALLEGE) < OFr ligeance < lige, liege (see LIEGE); sense affected by assoc. with L ligare, to bind] 1. the duty that was owed by a vassal to his… …   English World dictionary

  • Allegiance — (engl., spr. Ällidschäns), Gehorsam, Unterthanentreue, bei geborenen Engländern als ihnen angeboren (Natural A.), bei in England lebenden Ausländern nur als vorübergehend (Local A.) angenommen. Der Eid darauf (Oath of A.) besteht in dem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Allegiance — (engl., spr. ällīdschens), Gehorsam, Untertanentreue, daher Oath of A., der Untertaneneid, den früher jeder Brite nach Vollendung des zwölften Lebensjahres seinem Herrscher als weltlichem Oberhaupt zu leisten hatte, und der noch jetzt von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Allegiance — (engl., Aellidschäns), Unterthanentreue, Gehorsam; der Eid darauf (oath of alleg.) kann jedem über 12 Jahre alten geborenen Unterthanen oder in England wohnenden Fremden durch das Grafschaftsgericht abgenommen werden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • allegiance — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. legaunce loyalty of a liege man to his lord, from O.Fr. legeance, from liege (see LIEGE (Cf. liege)); erroneously associated with L. ligare to bind; corrupted in spelling by confusion with the now obsolete legal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • allegiance — fealty, loyalty, *fidelity, devotion, piety Analogous words: faithfulness, steadfastness, constancy, staunchness (see corresponding adjectives at FAITHFUL): obeisance, deference, homage, *honor: obedience (see corresponding adjective OBEDIENT):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • allegiance — [n] loyalty adherence, ardor, consecration, constancy, dedication, deference, devotion, duty, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, homage, honor, obedience, obligation, piety; concept 689 Ant. disloyalty, enmity, sedition, treachery, treason …   New thesaurus

  • allegiance — ► NOUN ▪ loyalty of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. ORIGIN Old French ligeance; related to LIEGE(Cf. ↑liege) …   English terms dictionary

  • Allegiance — An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.Origin of the wordMid. English ligeaunce ; med. Latin ligeantia ; the al was probably added through confusion with another legal term,… …   Wikipedia


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