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owe loyalty/allegiance etc to somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishowe loyalty/allegiance etc to somebodyowe loyalty/allegiance etc to somebodyOBEYto have a duty to obey someone provinces owing allegiance to the Emperor owe
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owe loyalty/allegiance etc to somebodyThe Empire, a loose alliance of city-states and provinces owing allegiance to its Emperor, and the kingdom of Bretonnia.The authors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and owe allegiance to a wide diversity of schools of thought.A number of communes were independent of any seigneur, and owed allegiance to the Crown alone.
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