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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.
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