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loyalty

noun
     
loy‧al‧ty plural loyalties
1 [uncountable] the quality of remaining faithful to your friends, principles, country etc
loyalty to/towards
Elizabeth understood her husband's loyalty to his sister.
2 [countable usually plural] a feeling of support for someone or something
local/regional/tribal/family etc loyalty/loyalties
In the rural areas, family and tribal loyalties continue to be important.
the agony of divided loyalties (=loyalty to two different or opposing people) for the children in a divorce

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