Definition of 'allegiance'
Example sentences containing 'allegiance'
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When his special forces training had concluded, he and his comrades were blindfolded and driven to a secret location to pledge their allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today's manor houses may not be homes to a lord, and neighbours may not be swearing allegiance in return for protection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People in public office should swear allegiance to British values as part of a drive to combat extremism and foster integration, a government secretary said yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority of any bureaucracy is made up of people with no political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He previously had dual citizenship and has now been given lottery funding after switching athletic allegiances. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some protesters have remained cautious of declaring political allegiances. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His theological view would always override any purely political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there are sites and blogs that entertain while dodging any overt political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first of these asks us to weigh our allegiance to the individual versus our allegiance to the group. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)American gal We pledge our allegiance to these stars and stripes shoes. The Sun (2011)All he had to do in return was pledge allegiance to the Crown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Costa was widely booed by the home nation's fans after switching allegiances. The Sun (2014)The rhetoric will become harder, the group allegiances stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And he is planning to use his marriage to switch allegiance and keep his Paralympic dreams alive. The Sun (2012)But while these form the basis of political allegiances, the issues are not easily resolved. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)People were employed on the basis of political allegiance, chance meetings and connections to the powerful rather than expertise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He devised them so that pupils could pledge allegiance to the US flag. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But I contest his suggestion about my political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)IF you have a particular allegiance to a racetrack, it is special when great horses come down your way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As Britain absorbs diverse immigrant groups, religious allegiances can bring them together or drive them apart. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Also, crucially, a badge of political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In Paralympic terms, it is the biggest transfer out there and raises questions about loyalty and allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Portrait prints were particularly popular in the early 18th century, when they might well be badges of political or dynastic allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I don't feel any particular allegiance to the instruments of English society. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Surprisingly, without the least coercion, many switched allegiance and would lead a security force patrol to the jungle base camp of their erstwhile comrades with enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'allegiance'
British English: allegiance NOUN
Your allegiance is your support for and loyalty to a particular group, person, or belief.
…my allegiance to the company.
Definition of allegiance from the Collins English Dictionary
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