(?), n. [L. fidelitas: cf. F. fidlit. See Fealty.] Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations. Especially: (a) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.
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Whose courageous fidelity was proof to all danger.
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The best security for the fidelity of men is to make interest coincide with duty.
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(b) Adherence to the marriage contract. (c) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.
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The principal thing required in a witness is fidelity.

Syn. -- Faithfulness; honesty; integrity; faith; loyalty; fealty.
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