fealty

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fealty

fidelity, faithfulness.
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In these three verses Ezekiel details the terms of Zedekiah's oath of fealty to Nebuchadnezzar.
It was one of the first rock subgenres to engender a violent negative reaction within the music's fans: Disco sucks became more than just a slogan, it was an oath of fealty. But disco also pointed the way back to the future: to the connections among the dance floor, the record industry and the movie biz that made humongous stars out of everyone from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to Elvis and the Beatles.
Completed in 1946, its production delayed by war, The Vow is named for the oath of fealty that Stalin took at Lenin's tomb--a declaration suggesting, for Isaac Deutscher, the "homage to a deceased tribal chief"|6~--and is less a narrative than a succession of friezes dramatizing events from Lenin's death in 1924 through World War II.