Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Loyal, honest.
  • adj. True, genuine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Faithful; loyal; true.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • True; faithful; loyal.
  • To make true; confirm as true.
  • Loyally.
  • Thoroughly; exactly.
  • Lawfully.
  • n. A former silver coin of Portugal, worth 15 cents.
  • n. A colonial Portuguese copper coin, worth 16 cents, struck at Goa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. faithful and true

Etymologies

From Old French leal et al., from Latin legalis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the proposed arrival of the young Queen, who was well worthy of the most ardent devotion, the "leal" heart of Scotland swelled with glad anticipation.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 1

  • d fon of Donogh, Ton of Brien Ruadh and fe of the O'Briens of Ive-Bloid or Ara, and IV Donal O'Grady chief of the tribe called leal-Dongaile, with feme other nobles of dif« -

    Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

  • With long delays in setting up the green investment bank, further dilly-dallying over when it will be able to function as a proper bank, and a green leal project to insulate homes with no sense of direction, we've had a year of delays and broken promises.

    UK slips down global green investment rankings

  • Ser Hugh, for those who may not remember the character, was Lord Jon Arryn's squire whom King Robert knighted upon his lord's death for his leal service.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Parents are and should be legally responsible for their offsping,; however, recently there seems to be a lack of enforcement of this responsibility by the leal communitiy.

    Making bullies accountable

  • El cariño del público y la constancia leal de generaciones de artistas han mantenido el brillo de sus canciones y preservado el recuerdo de la manera en que fue asesinado.

    In Chile, A Proper Funeral for V��ctor Jara

  • ‘If ye be a robber, I have nae money; if ye be a leal man, wanting company, I have nae heart to mirth or speaking; and if ye want to ken the road, I scarce ken it mysell.’

    Redgauntlet

  • And the leal men of Lothian, are louping on their horse;

    Castle Dangerous

  • The leal men of Lothian are distinctly mentioned as taking arms, and there is plainly allusion to the other events of these late Scottish troubles.

    Castle Dangerous

  • Curfew Street, and though we know he was somedeal hurt in that matter, we cannot see why he should not do homage in leal and duteous sort.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

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