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loy·al

 (loi′əl)
adj.
1. Steadfast in allegiance to one's homeland, government, or sovereign.
2. Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty. See Synonyms at faithful.
3. Of, relating to, or marked by loyalty: thanked the voters for their loyal support.

[French, from Old French leial, loial, from Latin lēgālis, legal, from lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

loy′al·ly adv.

loyal

(ˈlɔɪəl)
adj
1. having or showing continuing allegiance
2. faithful to one's country, government, etc
3. of or expressing loyalty
[C16: from Old French loial, leial, from Latin lēgālis legal]
ˈloyally adv
ˈloyalness n

loy•al

(ˈlɔɪ əl)

adj.
1. faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state.
2. faithful to one's oath or obligations.
3. faithful to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity: a loyal friend.
4. characterized by or showing faithfulness: loyal conduct.
[1525–35; < Middle French, Old French loial, le(i)al < Latin lēgālis legal]
loy′al•ly, adv.
syn: See faithful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loyal - steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
patriotic, loyal - inspired by love for your country
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"
2.loyal - inspired by love for your country
loyal - steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
3.loyal - unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or causeloyal - unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
faithful - steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

loyal

loyal

adjective
Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
Translations
věrný
loyaltrofast
lojaaliuskollinen
tryggur
lojaliailojalumaslojalus
lojāls, uzticams
lojálny
zvest

loyal

[ˈlɔɪəl]
A. ADJ [friend, subject, employee, wife, supporter] → leal, fiel; [customer, reader] → fiel
a loyal servant of the Partyun leal or fiel servidor del partido
he has a loyal followingtiene seguidores leales or fieles
to be/remain loyal to [+ leader, government] → ser/permanecer leal a; [+ beliefs, principles] → ser/permanecer fiel a
B. CPD the loyal toast N (Brit) el brindis por el rey/la reina

loyal

[ˈlɔɪəl] adj [friend, supporter, fan] → loyal(e), fidèle; [wife, husband] → fidèle; [customer] → fidèle
to remain loyal to sb → rester fidèle à qn

loyal

adj (+er)
(= faithful)treu; he was very loyal to his friends/countryer hielt (treu) zu seinen Freunden/seinem Land; he remained loyal to his wife/the kinger blieb seiner Frau/dem König treu; loyal toast (Brit) → Toast mauf die Königin/den König
(= without emotional involvement)loyal (to a party einer Partei gegenüber); he’s too loyal to say anything against the party/his colleagueer ist zu loyal, um etwas gegen seine Partei/seinen Kollegen zu sagen

loyal

[ˈlɔɪl] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → leale, fedele

loyal

(ˈloiəl) adjective
faithful. a loyal friend.
ˈloyally adverb
ˈloyalty noun

loyal

a. leal, fiel, constante.
References in classic literature ?
Meg cheerfully blackened and burned her white hands cooking delicate messes for `the dear', while Amy, a loyal slave of the ring, celebrated her return by giving away as many of her treasures as she could prevail on her sisters to accept.
And, maybe, with Mary, too, though I think she is loyal to Tom.
The loyal servants of the British crown had given to one of these forest-fastnesses the name of William Henry, and to the other that of Fort Edward, calling each after a favorite prince of the reigning family.
They missed at first, I fear, the chivalrous and loyal devotion that had only amused them at Devil's Ford, and were the more inclined, I think, to distrust the conscious and more civilized gallantry of the better dressed and more carefully presented men they met.
The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, be- come ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.
Very well, be content; your niece is loyal to her allegiance: her mother laid deep the foundations of her love for Spain, and she will go back to you as good a Spaniard as you are yourself.
Martyrdom made a saint of the trivial and foolish Marie Antoinette, and her biographers still keep her fragrant with the odor of sanctity to this day, while unconsciously proving upon almost every page they write that the only calamitous instinct which her husband lacked, she supplied--the instinct to root out and get rid of an honest, able, and loyal official, wherever she found him.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,--to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,--DANIEL O'CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mighti- est champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
Linton, on the contrary, displayed the true courage of a loyal and faithful soul: he trusted God; and God comforted him.
The dessert was put on the table, the old sailor came in, drank his loyal toast, paid his respects to "Master George," and went out again.
That, for these reasons, the jury, being a loyal jury (as he knew they were), and being a responsible jury (as THEY knew they were), must positively find the prisoner Guilty, and make an end of him, whether they liked it or not.