Fealty is distinguished from homage, which is an acknowledgment of tenure, while fealty implies an oath. See Homage. Wharton.
Syn. Homage; loyality; fidelity; constancy.
The degrees of this passion, beginning with the most moderate, may be thus expressed, apprehension, fear, dread, fright, terror.
Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us.Locke.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.Milton.
I will put my fear in their hearts.Jer. xxxii. 40.
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.Ps. xxxiv. 11.
render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.Rom. xiii. 7.
There were they in great fear, where no fear was.Ps. liii. 5.
The fear of your adventure would counsel you to a more equal enterprise.Shak.
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.Ps. xxiii. 4.
With subordinate clause.
I greatly fear my money is not safe.Shak.
I almost fear to quit your hand.D. Jerrold.
Leave them to God above; him serve and fear.Milton.
The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children, therefore . . . I fear you.Shak.
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