What does the word loyalty mean?

Usage examples for loyalty

  1. I speak to show my loyalty to the king, and my love to my fellow- subjects, and my desire that all Christians shall walk in ways of peace and truth. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  2. In a way I felt as though duty and loyalty called me out into the winter's night; and yet whither should I turn to look for Raffles? – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  3. The boy's loyalty broke into flame: It's not that. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy