10. Allegiance

See also 289. NATIONALISM .

the act of renouncing upon oath, as by an alien applying for citizenship who renounces allegiance to a former country of nationality.
the act of abandoning a person or cause to which one has an obligation or allegiance, especially accompanied by flight from one’s country. — defector, defectionist, n .
1. In the Feudal System, allegiance of a vassal to his lord.
2. allegiance.
genuflection, genuflexion
kneeling or bending the knee, especially in worship or reverence.
a follower who obeys orders without question. — myrmidonian, adj .
1. a gesture of respect, as a bow.
2. homage or an act of homage. — obeisant, adj .

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