What does the word fealty mean?

Usage examples for fealty

  1. Wherefore I require of thee thou swear me fealty and friendship and fellowship, and I will swear the same to thee on the holy Gospel." – Old French Romances by William Morris
  2. He prepared to cut down the assassin of his children- he felt new strength- and drew nigh, in the hope of full vengeance; when suddenly his oath of fealty, and all his former promises, when he was the duke's friend, came across his mind. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  3. She listened demurely, watching him, her lips sensitive with understanding; and she laughed when he laughed away his fealty to the superb Spaniard, knowing himself and the untried strength within him. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers