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1. One who maintains loyalty to an established government, political party, or sovereign, especially during war or revolutionary change.
2. Loyalist See Tory.
3. Loyalist One who supported the established government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a patriotic supporter of his sovereign or government
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Northern Ireland) any of the Protestants wishing to retain Ulster's link with Britain
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in North America) an American colonist who supported Britain during the War of American Independence
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) short for United Empire Loyalist
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (during the Spanish Civil War) a supporter of the republican government
loy•al•ist(ˈlɔɪ ə lɪst)
1. a person who remains loyal, esp. to a sovereign or existing government.
2. (sometimes cap.) a person who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
3. (cap.) an adherent of the republic during the Spanish Civil War who was opposed to Franco.
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