Word of the Day: fealty

Word of the Day: fealty

1. the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

2. serious faithfulness or fidelity


The word fealty has appeared in 125 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 15 in the Opinion essay “Why My Family Is Watching ‘Gilmore Girls’” by Sarah Wildman:

The show, about a super-bonded (very) young single mom and her teenage daughter, debuted nearly 21 years ago on WB, the network that also brought you “Dawson’s Creek,” and was pitched at a similar audience: insouciant smart girls. It ran for seven seasons, six of which were helmed by the powerhouse writer-director Amy Sherman-Palladino.

… Now that I’m older than Lorelai, I find her problems soothing in their relative lack of complexity and Rory’s fealty to her mother enviable. We all loved their best-friend relationship. It was the perfect escape as 2020 gave way to 2021.

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