Fealty is defined as something owed to a very powerful person by someone who is loyal to or protected by someone.(noun)
An example of fealty is a person farming land without payment for someone to whom they are indebted for protection.
See fealty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. fealties
Origin: ME feute, fealtye < OFr feauté, fealté < L fidelitas, fidelity
See fealty in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. fe·al·ties
Origin: Middle English fealtye
Origin: , from Old French fealte
Origin: , from Latin fidēlitās, faithfulness
Origin: , from fidēlis, faithful
Origin: , from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
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