IWVPA Club Theme Project
December 2005: FIDELITY
- Jones: Colin F.
- Pahl: Anthony W.
- Pollerana: Roberta
- Reith: Richard
- Sharik: Christina A.
- Spittle: Ann-Marie
- Subritzky: Mike
- Willbond: Billy
- Woodfork: Thurman P.
Meaning : Devotion, loyalty, faithfulness, fealty etc;
Example: He always votes the same way due to fidelity to the party.
Meaning : Accuracy, exactness, adherence to fact, closeness, precision etc.
Example: The artist portrayed the lady with great fidelity.
Origin: From the Latin word fides – trust, faith; and the related fidelis – faithful, give us faith,
Fidelity and Hi-Fi: literally “high faithfulness” in sound production.
The same Latin base gives us affiance and fiancé; fealty – a vassal’s obligation of fidelity to his lord under the feudal system; affidavit – an oath of trust, as a sworn statement; confide – to entrust a secret to someone; confidence – faith in someone, or a secret entrusted to another; and confidential – ‘in trust’; infidel – one who is unfaithful and Infidelity; unfaithfulness.