noun, plural fe·al·ties.
- fidelity to a lord.
- the obligation or the engagement to be faithful to a lord, usually sworn to by a vassal.
- fidelity; faithfulness.
noun plural -ties
- (in feudal society) the loyalty sworn to one’s lord on becoming his vassalSee homage (def. 2)
c.1300, from Old French feauté “loyalty, fidelity; homage sworn by a vassal to his overlord; faithfulness,” from Latin fidelitatem (nominative fidelitas) “fidelity,” from fidelis “loyal, faithful” (see fidelity).