fidelity

fi|del|i|ty [fıˈdelıti] n [U] formal
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: fidélité, from Latin fidelitas, from fides 'faith, trust']
1.) when you are loyal to your husband, girlfriend etc, by not having sex with anyone else
= ↑loyalty
≠ ↑infidelity
the importance of marital fidelity (=in marriage)
2.) when you are loyal to a person, an organization, or something that you believe in
= ↑loyalty fidelity to
his fidelity to the company over 25 years
3.) formal how much a film, a piece of written work etc remains unchanged from an earlier piece of work, or the facts that are known
fidelity to
the movie's fidelity to the original book

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