allegeance

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See also: allégeance

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French alegeance.

Noun[edit]

allegeance ‎(plural allegeances)

  1. (obsolete) Alleviation, relief.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      What bootes it him from death to be vnbound, / To be captiued in endlesse duraunce / Of sorrow and despaire without aleggeaunce?

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

allegeance f (plural allegeances)

  1. hommage

References[edit]

  • allegeance on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)