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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 ?
We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereigne Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.
A loyal minister to the feudal Prince of Ch`u, towards the close of the Chou dynasty.
You have been recommended to us by a noble and loyal lady, in whom His Majesty - whom God preserve - reposes an entire confidence.
It depends on the loyal devotion of its servants, and the devoted loyalty of trusted servants is associated with a certain amount of affectionate contempt, which keeps it sweet, as it were.
Then turning from Don Quixote to Sancho Panza, and grasping his hands, she said, "O thou, most loyal squire that ever served knight-errant in this present age or ages past, whose goodness is more extensive than the beard of Trifaldin my companion here of present, well mayest thou boast thyself that, in serving the great Don Quixote, thou art serving, summed up in one, the whole host of knights that have ever borne arms in the world.
He has certainly won a loyal champion, Miss Porter," said Captain Dufranne, laughing.
But my task is finished and I must go and report to Ozma that I've done my duty like a faithful Police Force, a loyal Army and an honest Body-Guard--as I hope I am.
He it was whom Tarzan had left in charge of the warriors who remained to guard Lady Greystoke, nor could a braver or more loyal guardian have been found in any clime or upon any soil.
And then Tildy rather hoped that he would not shoot at her, for she was always loyal to Aileen; and she did not want to overshadow her friend.
Therefore a prince, so long as he keeps his subjects united and loyal, ought not to mind the reproach of cruelty; because with a few examples he will be more merciful than those who, through too much mercy, allow disorders to arise, from which follow murders or robberies; for these are wont to injure the whole people, whilst those executions which originate with a prince offend the individual only.
Take him and teach him to be as brave and loyal as you are yourself.
Do you remember, dear M--, oh friend of my youth, how one blissful night five-and-twenty years since, the "Hypocrite" being acted, Elliston being manager, Dowton and Liston performers, two boys had leave from their loyal masters to go out from Slaughter-House School where they were educated and to appear on Drury Lane stage, amongst a crowd which assembled there to greet the king.