Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation.
- The fidelity owed by a vassal to his feudal lord.
- The oath of such fidelity.
- Faithfulness; allegiance. See Synonyms at fidelity.