What does the word allegiance mean?

Usage examples for allegiance

  1. The colonists on some occasions even made a formal assent to the Christian faith a condition of allegiance. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  2. Frankly, as thou hast spoken, do I say, that the wrongs I have suffered from another alone move me to allegiance to thyself! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton