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Definition of the noun allegiance

What does allegiance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: allegiances

  1. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of allegiance: commitment / dedication / loyalty
    • more generic word: cooperation = joint operation or action
    • more specific words:
      • communalism = loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
      • consecration = a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose
      • devotion = commitment to some purpose
      • enlistment = the act of enlisting
      • faith = loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
  2. the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of allegiance: fealty
    • more generic words: loyalty / trueness = the quality of being loyal

Alternative definition of the noun allegiance


  1. Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler.


"Allegiance" is a multiplayer online game providing a mix of real-time strategy and player piloted space combat gameplay. Initially developed by Microsoft Research, the game was later released under a shared source license in 2004 and is now maintained and developed by volunteers.

  • mode: Multiplayer video game
  • developer: Microsoft Research
  • genres: Action game, Real-time strategy, Space flight simulator game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game
  • publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  • released on (14 years ago)


  1. "Allegiance" a.k.a. "Recalled" is a 2011 thriller film written and directed by Michael Connors.
  2. Allegiance is a tv program.
  3. "Allegiance" is a 2005 film directed by Brian Gilbert .The story of the meeting between the Irish Republican Michael Collins and Winston Churchill at Churchill's private residence where over a tempestuous first meeting they form an unlikely friendship which helps decide the fate of two warring nations.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • costume design by Nic Ede
    • genre: History
    • released in (10 years ago)


  1. "Allegiance" is a musical set during the Japanese American internment of World War II inspired by the personal experiences of George Takei. It follows the story of the Kimura family in the weeks and years following Pearl Harbor, as they are relocated from their farm in Salinas, California to the Heart Mountain internment camp in the rural plains of Wyoming. The musical premiered September 2012 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
  2. "Allegiance" is a novel set in the Star Wars galaxy released in January 2007 by Del Rey. The book was written by Timothy Zahn.
    • also known as "Allegiance (Star Wars)", "Star Wars: Allegiance"
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • subjects: Star Wars, Space opera, Adventure
    • copyright: 2007-01-30
    • released in (8 years ago)


  1. "Allegiance" is the fourth full-length studio album by Firewind, first released on 10 July 2006. Vocalist Chitral Somapala was replaced by Apollo Papathanasio and Stian L. Kristoffersen made way for Mark Cross on drums ending the previous tradition of changing line-up between albums. It was recorded at JM Studio, Mölnlycke, Sweden in February 2006, mixed by Fredrik Nordström with Patrik J. Sten in Studio Fredman, Göteborg, Sweden, March 2006 then mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Maid productions in Stockholm.
  2. "Allegiance" is the debut studio album by American deathcore band As Blood Runs Black.
  3. "Allegiance" is a composition.
  4. "Allegiance" is a musical album of Allegiance.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  5. "Allegiance" is a composition.
  6. "Allegiance" is a musical album of Ray Boltz.
  7. "Allegiance" is a musical EP of Allegiance.


  1. Allegiance was a San Francisco based straight edge hardcore punk band with a metal influence that existed from April 2002 to February 2008. The majority of their catalog was released and is still available by popular Bay Area hardcore punk record label Rivalry Records. Although they were not the first band to use the name “Allegiance,” as there was a black metal band from Sweden, a street punk band from Japan, a metalcore band from England and an Australian thrash metal band with the same name, they were the first notable American band to do so. Throughout its existence the band played gigs at the local legendary DIY-Punk venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California; the band played its first and last shows here. Allegiance also did countless tours up and down the West Coast, along with a handful of full USA tours and an extensive 5 week tour of Europe.
  2. Allegiance was an Australian thrash metal group. They formed in 1990 in Perth, Australia and disbanded in 1997. They released two studio albums, D.e.s.t.i.t.u.t.i.o.n in 1994 and Skinman in 1996. They built up a loyal following, won numerous awards and toured with some of the biggest names in heavy metal at the time.
    • genres: Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    • albums: "D.e.s.t.i.t.u.t.i.o.n", "Time to React – Live!", "Skinman", "Studio Live", "Torn Between Two Worlds", "Make The Pledge"
  3. Allegiance is a musical group.
    • albums: "Blodörnsoffer", "Hymn Till Hangagud", "Hymns of Blod", "Vrede"


Allegiance Software, Inc is a voice of customer and enterprise feedback management technology platform that lets organizations collect and analyze consumer data in real time. The company is recognized for providing large companies and government agencies with a range of big data mining tools, and it is listed as one of the GSA’s approved vendors. Allegiance’s clients include SAP, VMware, Citi, AeroMexico, Nalco, Ameriprise, and Dell, and it has been ranked as one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allegiance

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Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Allegiance is the highest legal duty of the subject, and consequently its violation, treason (q.v.), is the highest legal offense. Allegiance is of three kinds : ( 1 ) Natural or implied allegiance is that which every native or naturalized citizen owes to ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopædia (1911)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Allegiance is the highest legal duty of the subject, and consequently its violation, treason (q.v.), is the highest legal offense. Allegiance is of three kinds: (1) Natural or implied allegiance is that which every native or naturalized citizen owes to ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought (2007)

by R. Scruton

Allegiance is an emotional condition, which creates the possibility of political obligation, but has no independent ground.

According to such views, allegiance is the true fact of the matter in political life, and any attempt to replace it with ...

Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Determined Before the Committees of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council (1831)

Appointed to Hear Appeals and Petitions. 1829-[1836] by Great Britain. Privy Council. Judicial Committee, Jerome William Knapp

that allegiance is the duty of the subject, and that protection is the duty of the King. Whenever therefore the subject owes allegiance, the King owes protection. Now can it be ...

Google previewPassion (1986)

An Essay on Personality by Roberto Mangabeira Unger

The required allegiance is the commitment to the communal venture as, in some measure, an end in itself, quite apart from the specific goals that it furthers. This loyalty is misunderstood or perverted when it is mistaken for an infatuation with a ...

Google previewConsiderations humbly offered for taking the oath of allegiance to king William and queen Mary [by D. Whitby]. (1689)

by Daniel Whitby

The foundation of le- gd Allegiance is the natural Law of Fidelity, which obligeth us -- us to be true unto our Promifes and Oaths; and. y, When it fcfaW that Atlegiancefrom the Subject ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by James Cockcroft, David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

"Allegiance," otherwise called "ligeance," is the obligation or tie existing between the sovereign and the subjects of any given state, and may be described as the lawful and faithful obedience and duty which the subjects of every state owe to ...

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Small photo of Jerusalem, Israel. 10th December, 2009. IDF soldiers swear their allegiance at the Western Wall.Small photo of Macho with beard hugs dog and holds cup. Man wears knitted hat, scarf and gloves with black dog. Guy with smiling face with firtrees covered with snow on background. Friendship and allegiance concept.Small photo of Guy with firtrees covered with snow on background, defocused. Friendship and allegiance concept. Man wears knitted hat, scarf and gloves with black dog. Macho with beard and mustache pats dog.Small photo of Cute beagle dog hugging black-haired girl to express allegiance. Portrait of lovely young woman in white shirt and stylish accessories posing with pet on terrace in sunny day.Small photo of Guy with smiling face with firtrees covered with snow on background. Friendship and allegiance concept. Man wears knitted hat, scarf and gloves with black dog. Macho with beard hugs dog and holds cup.Small photo of I Pledge AllegianceSmall photo of New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - October 27, 2017: Fishing boat Allegiance leaving New Bedford with Palmer's Island lighthouse in background More...

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Quotes about Allegiance

Your allegiance is with your spouse; you cannot break that by showing allegiance to your ex-spouse. (Connie Sellecca)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1G2I1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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