- The definition of loyalty is the quality of being faithful to someone or something else.
- An example of loyalty is how a dog feels about its human.
- An example of loyalty is how someone feels about their country.
loyalty definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. loyalties
quality, state, or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, etc.
Origin: Middle English loyaulte ; from Old French loialte
loyalty definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. loy·al·ties
- The state or quality of being loyal. See Synonyms at fidelity.
- A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection. Often used in the plural: My loyalties lie with my family.