American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Steadfast in allegiance to one's homeland, government, or sovereign.
- adj. Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty.
- adj. Of, relating to, or marked by loyalty. See Synonyms at faithful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- True or faithful in allegiance; keeping faith or troth; constant in service, devotion, or regard; not false or treacherous: used especially of allegiance to the sovereign, government, or law, but applied to all other relations of trust or confidence: as, a loyal subject; a loyal friend; to be loyal to one's cause.
- Pertaining to or marked by allegiance or good faith; manifesting fidelity or devotion: as, loyal professions; loyal adherence to a principle.
- Synonyms See allegiance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance.
- adj. True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle.
- adj. steadfast in allegiance or duty
- adj. inspired by love for your country
- adj. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
- From Old French loial, leial, leal, from Latin lēgālis. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French leial, loial, from Latin lēgālis, legal, from lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Their capacity to love wholly, and unquestionable, and remain loyal is beyond any animal; indeed, in many cases, it is beyond many humans.”
“All of the above being said in the original meaning of the term loyal opposition, it meant the opposition was constructive in its criticism and suggestions.”
“As for those who claimed 'GWB is not my president' and stayed the term loyal opposition is obviously lost them.”
“Now that's what I call loyal and true American pride.”
“On that question he pretended to decline expressing an opinion; but urged the action on the false suggestion that this Grand Lodge had voluntarily repudiated her jurisdiction over what he called the loyal portion of Virginia -- and in the form of queries, argued that that portion of her territory was now a Masonic waste, in which any Grand Lodge might charter a Lodge.”
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“That is what I call loyal servants alright ... they have yet again demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt exactly who they are loyal to.”
“The crews currently associated with New York neighborhoods will remain loyal to ideas set forth by family associations.”
“These guys need to get their act together and figure out that the “loyal” in loyal opposition is fealty to the country first, and not the party.”
“The lure of a big payday, however, is not the only reason he and Brotzman, an information technology consultant, remain loyal to high-stakes fantasy football despite the fragile economy.”
“In fact, so terrible did we make ourselves, that it became a greater peril to betray us than to remain loyal to us.”
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