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Constancy in allegiance to God or the things of God; steadfastness in fidelity to a person or cause, organization or enterprise. Implicit in loyalty is strong affection based on firm conviction that the object of one's fidelity deserves the allegiance. (Etym. Latin legalis, of or belonging to the law, legal.)