allegiancenoun [ C or U ]uk /əˈliː.dʒəns/ us /əˈliː.dʒəns/ formal
Soldiers have to swear allegiance to the Crown/the King.
In many American schools, the students pledge allegiance (to the flag) at the beginning of the school day.
(Definition of “allegiance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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