"Allegiance" to the king was also described as "obedience," "faith," or "power." Such allegiance and protections were mutual--as expressed in the maxim "Protectio trahit subjectionem
, et subjectio protectionem" Children born in England to "aliens in amity" were treated as citizens.
Such allegiance and protection were mutual--as expressed in the maxim "protectio trahit subjectionem
, et subjectio protectionem"--and were not restricted to natural-born subjects and naturalized subjects, or to those who had taken an oath of allegiance, but were predicable of aliens in amity so long as they were within the kingdom.