• WordNet 3.6
    • n loyalty the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action "his long commitment to public service","they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
    • n loyalty the quality of being loyal
    • n loyalty feelings of allegiance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loyalty The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc.☞ “Loyalty . . . expresses, properly, that fidelity which one owes according to law, and does not necessarily include that attachment to the royal person, which, happily, we in England have been able further to throw into the word.” "He had such loyalty to the king as the law required.""Not withstanding all the subtle bait
      With which those Amazons his love still craved,
      To his one love his loyalty he saved."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loyalty The state or quality of being loyal; devotion to a sovereign or a superior; fidelity in duty, service, love, etc.; firm allegiance; constancy.
    • n loyalty Synonyms Allegiance, Loyalty, Fealty. See allegiance.
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  • Mark Twain
    “Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world -- and never will.”
  • Robert H. Jackson
    Robert H. Jackson
    “Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.”
  • George T. Hewitt
    George T. Hewitt
    “The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.”
  • Josiah Royce
    Josiah Royce
    “Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Always laugh heartily at the jokes your boss tells, it maybe a loyalty test.”


Unwavering loyalty - Unwavering loyalty does not question or doubt the person or issue and supports them completely.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. loyauté,. See Loyal, and cf. Legality


In literature:

Mary had thought to buy their loyalty, but when they had gained such treasures their ideas mounted higher.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Her eyes glowed with eagerness, her cheeks flushed a vivid scarlet, her lips trembled with the ecstatic passion of loyalty.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
I dare swear he found there a recklessness to match his own and perhaps some trace of the loyalty for which he looked.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
He recognized her goodness, her loyalty.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
This is Loyalty House.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I was only too rejoiced to join company with the runaways, of whose loyalty to myself I had proofs of old.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Through all his disasters and perils, his brethren stood by him with steadfast loyalty.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He has maintained this attitude of loyalty, too, under very discouraging circumstances.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
You might even pry a few of the French cardinals loose from their loyalty to King Louis.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
I intend to send the guard of Rincoes, Shannoahs, and Delawares, that our brothers may see the love and loyalty we bear them.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Knowledge of your loyalty to us was brought to the Prince by me.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Loyalty pulls you back to your mother's people.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Their loyalty is amazing.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The supreme crisis of the Nation had come, and there was no other way than for the loyalty of the country to assert itself.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Strength and loyalty were the key-note of his whole life.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The loyalty of Belfast is all the talk, but it has never undergone so severe a test.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It is the use of leisure time which reveals the true loyalty of the family group.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
Mr. Custis had signed the ordinance of secession, and that ought to be sufficient evidence of his loyalty.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
This was all very well, and his willing sacrifice of the coveted badge in the interest of friendship and loyalty showed Warde's character.
"Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh

In poetry:

Renounce your treason, little son,
Leave mamma's heart to me;
For there will come another one
To claim your loyalty.
"To A Usurper" by Eugene Field
To men now of her blood and race
England's a little garden place,
Dear as a woman is, and she
The Queen of every loyalty.
"The Colonists" by Katharine Tynan
The scaffold grew red with the blood of the brave,
Kings turn'd pale on their thrones at her nod;
While Loyalty fled to the gloom of the cave,
And Piety knelt to her God.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
Some drink to Friendship, some to Love,--
Through whom the world is fair, perdie!--
But I to one these others prove,
Who leaps 'mid lions for a glove,
Or dies to set another free--
I drink to Loyalty.
"A Cavalier’s Toast" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then the King said, Noble lads, it's you shall follow me,
And ye shall be near me by land or sea,
And for your loyalty towards me your mother I'll reward;
When all on a sudden the tramping of horses was heard.
"Adventures of King Robert the Bruce" by William Topaz McGonagall
And blossoms should grow odorless-- and lilies all aghast--
And I said the stars should slacken in their paces through the vast,
Ere yet my loyalty should fail enduring to the last--.
So vowed I. It is written. It is changeless as the past.
"Illileo" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Both talk of their high level of company loyalty and enthusiasm in the past.
He displayed no obvious talent beyond loyalty and an extraordinary knack for survival.
AP Photo/Jeffrey PhelpsThese Brewers fans show their loyalty -- starting at the top.
Frazier's Loyalty to a Fault is Hurting the Vikings.
In the cultic world of soda mythology, it has long been said that Democrats are devoted to Coca-Cola, while Republicans bear a tireless loyalty to Pepsi.
Current TV has fired cable network broadcaster Keith Olbermann citing a lack of "respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers".
Chau.vin.ism Noun: Excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for one's own cause, group, or gender.
The behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one's own tribe or social group.
Football season is in full swing, and fierce loyalty to either the Beavers or the Ducks has many Oregonians squaring off to show the most team spirit.
Local loyalty should be a two-way street .
The lowdown on the MSNBC.com/iVillage Lust, Love & Loyalty survey.
Elderly Zombies Win the Undying Loyalty of Their Fans.
The winners will have broad sway over major IT issues in the coming years, including security, standards and developer loyalty.
Family-style staff meal a valued perk for restaurants to promote loyalty, shared sense of purpose.
Amjad doesn't see the strangeness of his predicament - reciting chants of loyalty to President.

In science:

For some others like web-based friendship networks, very likely but not yet existent links can be suggested to users as recommendations of promising friendships, which can help users in finding new friends and thus enhance their loyalties to the web sites.
Link Prediction Based on Local Random Walk
Intermediate cases exist, leading to partial loyalty for a given statistics under a given sampling scheme.
Stretched random walks and the behaviour of their summands
Furthermore, the third limitation means that consumer loyalty may be underestimated if different household members have different preferences.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
From this data, measures of loyalty, past number of pages viewed at the website and past search failure are constructed.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Xijt includes loyalty, whether the last search was repeated, the number of pages viewed during the last visit to the website (naturally logged), a missing data measure and the brand dummy variables; βi is a vector of household-specific coefficients; and εijt is an idiosyncratic error term.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Table 3 shows that loyalty and repeated search are important factors in portal choice.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
This ensured that householdlevel coefficients would be comparable since they would all have the same base (Yahoo!).] Since the mean coefficients are all negative, this suggests that Yahoo! is, on average, the preferred portal by a substantial margin (controlling for loyalty, search repeats and pages viewed).
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Third, Loyalty has an interesting relationship with preferences for the various brands.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Figure 2 displays a scatterplot of the Loyalty coefficients relative to the coefficients of four popular portals.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Scatterplot of the Loyalty coefficients relative to popular portal dummies.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Scatterplot of the Loyalty coefficients relative to the less popular portal dummies.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
It also shows that the household-level correlation of brand preferences and loyalty provides insights into brand building more generally.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Danaher, P. J., Wilson, I. W. and Davis, R. A. (2003). A comparison of online and offline consumer brand loyalty.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
For example, in online social networks, very likely but not yet existent links can be recommended as promising friendships, which can help users in finding new friends and thus enhance their loyalties to the web sites.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
Partly to allow more time for the tumultuous situation created in Berkeley by the anti-Communist loyalty oath to settle down, and partly to make a decision on an offer from Stanford, Erich spent the year of 1951–1952 as a visiting associate professor at Stanford.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work