What is loyalty?

  • (noun): The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action.
    Example: "They felt no loyalty to a losing team"
    Synonyms: commitment, allegiance, dedication
    See also — Additional definitions below


Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. (Philosophers disagree as to what things one can be loyal to. Some, as explained in more detail below, argue that one can be loyal to a broad range of things, whilst others argue that it is only possible for loyalty to be to another person and that it is strictly interpersonal.)

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Some articles on loyalty:

Service-profit Chain
... The service-profit chain establishes relationships between profitability, customer loyalty, and employee satisfaction, loyalty, and productivity ... as propositions) are as follows Profit and growth are stimulated primarily by customer loyalty ... Loyalty is a direct result of customer satisfaction ...
Masquerade Society - Sabbat
... All Sabbat adhere to a code of conduct called "The Code of Milan", which preaches loyalty to sect and packmates, and to one's own freedom within the sect, as long as one's own good is ... considers vampires to be a higher form of life than humanity, and is based upon the principles of Loyalty and Freedom ... Loyalty to the sect and to one's comrades is one of the important aspects of the sect, and the Sabbat vampires maintain this loyalty through a ...
Loyalty To Loyalty
... Loyalty to Loyalty is the second album by Cold War Kids ... It was released on September 23, 2008 ...
Loyalty - In Animals
... Animals as pets have a large sense of loyalty to humans which may be more human-to-human loyalty ...
Confucianists - Themes in Confucian Thought - Loyalty
... Loyalty (Chinese 忠 pinyin zhōng) is the equivalent of filial piety on a different plane ... Like filial piety, however, loyalty was often subverted by the autocratic regimes of China ... Loyalty was also an extension of one's duties to friends, family, and spouse ...

More definitions of "loyalty":

  • (noun): The quality of being loyal.
  • (noun): Feelings of allegiance.

Famous quotes containing the word loyalty:

    Few white citizens are acquainted with blacks other than those projected by the media and the so—called educational system, which is nothing more than a system of rewards and punishments based upon one’s ability to pledge loyalty oaths to Anglo culture. The media and the “educational system” are the prime sources of racism in the United States.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    As we try to change, we will discover within us a fierce struggle between our loyalty to that battle-scarred victim of his own childhood, our father, and the father we want to be. We must meet our childhood father at close range: get to know him, learn to forgive him, and somehow, go beyond him.
    Augustus Y. Napier (20th century)