fi·del·i·ty (f-dl-t, f-)
n., pl. fi·del·i·ties. Abbr. fid.
[Middle English fidelite,
from Old French from Latin fidlits, from fidlis, faithful,
from fids, faith;
see bheidh- in Indo-European Roots.]
1. Faithfulness to obligations,
duties, or observances.
2. Exact correspondence with fact or
with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy.
fulfillment of one's duties and obligations and strict adherence to
vows or promises.
as to a government or state to which one is subject, considered as a
implies a steadfast and devoted attachment that is not easily turned
aside: loyalty to an oath; loyalty to one's family; party
loyalty; loyalty to an ideal.
“I know no South, no North, no East, no
West, to which I owe any allegiance . . .. The Union, Sir, is my