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fealty

fidelity, faithfulness.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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class="MsoNormalKenya will remain stuck in this rut until the day voters abandon blind fealty to ethnic kingpins and look to leadership that really means well for the nation.
Then all five swear fealty to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The Minister said that Ramadan comes at a time when Syria is undergoing a decisive stage in its history, with the Syrians making their voices heard and choosing their leader, showing fealty to the blood of martyrs who died to keep Syria strong, proud, and impregnable.
Participants affirmed their commitment and fealty to the homeland and their determination to rebuild Syria, vowing to stand alongside the army in the face of terrorist and takfiri mentality, voicing readiness to sacrifice all they have in order to achieve victory over Syria's enemies, SANA reported.
In its response, the Presbytery of Montreal encouraged the government to remove the crucifix saying "the presence of this crucifix gives the impression that the National Assembly grants fealty to the crucified Jesus and to the church that would honour and follow him."
Speaking as an Iraqi war veteran: please do not pay empty fealty to our military service while undermining the democracy our service members fought to protect.
Several of the local English Marcher lords had withdrawn from the king's fealty and were supporting Llywelyn in his campaign in the Usk Valley near Abergavenny.
They believe in British fealty to the US, and parliamentary fealty to the government, every bit as much as the Tory/Lib Dem coalition does.
Reformist groups have been suppressed or sidelined since then and the next president is likely to be picked from among a handful of politicians known for fealty to Khamenei, minimising the chances of political rifts leading to post-election chaos.
So far, all the houses in the firm's portfolio-one built into a rocky hillside in Valencia, another perched atop a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea--have shown a remarkable fealty to the same overarching sensibility.
Damascus: Main opposition group the Syrian National Coalition yesterday expressed concern at jihadist Al Nusra Front's pledge of fealty to Al Qaeda, warning it would serve the goals of President Bashar Al Assad's regime.
It lives within the patriarch, secures fealty and feasts upon the impure.