Allegiance vs Perfidy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between allegiance and perfidy

is that allegiance is loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler while perfidy is a state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.

allegiance

Alternative forms

* allegiaunce (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler.
  • Derived terms

    * oath of allegiance * pledge of allegiance

    Synonyms

    * fidelity, loyalty, adherence

    perfidy

    English

    Noun

    (perfidies)
  • A state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
  • (legal) Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, such as using symbols like the to gain proximity to an enemy for purposes of attack.
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  • A state or act of deceit.
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    Synonyms

    * perfidiousness