June 29, 2004

June 29, 2004 05:26 AM

SYLLABICATION: fe·al·ty NOUN: 1a. The fidelity owed by a vassal to his feudal lord. b. The oath of such fidelity. 2. Faithfulness; allegiance.

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English fealtye, from Old French fealte, from Latin fidlits, faithfulness, from fidlis, faithful, from fids, faith.