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    difference between allegiance and loyalty

    hello :)

    I would like to know what is the difference between allegiance and loyalty. Could you plase give me examples ?
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    Re: difference between allegiance and loyalty

    In many contexts they're interchangeable. I sometimes feel there's a sense that allegiance is something you owe (almost as a duty) and loyalty is something you feel.
    'Zidane's allegiance was to France, but fellow Algerians in the district of Marseille where he grew up now feel a stronger loyalty for Algeria.' But this is a very fine - and easily refuted - distinction. Zidane was a loyal Frenchman!

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