Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Fi*del"i*ty (?), n. [L. fidelitas: cf. F. fidélité. See Fealty.] Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations. Especially: (a) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.
Whose courageous fidelity was proof to all danger.
The best security for the fidelity of men is to make interest coincide with duty.
(b) Adherence to the marriage contract
. (c) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty
The principal thing required in a witness is fidelity.
Syn. -- Faithfulness; honesty; integrity; faith; loyalty; fealty.