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An oath of fealty is a pledge of allegiance of one person to another.

In medieval Europe, the swearing of fealty is an oath made by a subordinate to his lord. "Fealty" also referred to the duties that a servant need to perform. These includes service and aid.[1]

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  1. Coredon A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases p. 120
  • Coredon, Christopher (2007). A Dictionary of Medieval Terms & Phrases (Reprint ed.). Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer. ISBN 978-1-84384-138-8.
  • McGurk, J. J. N. (1970). A Dictionary of Medieval Terms: For the Use of History Students. Reigate, UK: Reigate Press for St Mary's College of Education. OCLC 138858.
  • Saul, Nigel (2000). "Feudalism". A Companion to Medieval England 1066–1485. Stroud: Tempus. pp. 102–105. ISBN 0-7524-2969-8. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)