- An example of loyalty is how a dog feels about its human.
- An example of loyalty is how someone feels about their country.
The definition of loyalty is the quality of being faithful to someone or something else.
quality, state, or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, etc.
Origin of loyaltyMiddle English loyaulte ; from Old French loialte
- The state or quality of being loyal. See Synonyms at fidelity.
- often loyalties A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection: My loyalties lie with my family.
(countable and uncountable, plural loyalties)
Old French loiautÃ© (Modern loyautÃ©) from loial + -tÃ©