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leal

[leel]
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adjective Scot.
  1. loyal; true.

Origin of leal

1250–1300; Middle English leel < Old French < Latin lēgālis legal; see loyal
Related formsleal·ly, adverble·al·ty [lee-uh l-tee] /ˈli əl ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for lealty

Historical Examples

  • Even Red Wull, the killer, we admire for his courage and lealty.

    The Dog's Book of Verse

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for lealty

leal

adjective
  1. Scot loyal; faithful
Derived Formsleally, adverblealty (ˈliːəltɪ), noun

Word Origin

C13: from Old French leial, from Latin lēgālis legal; related to loyal
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Word Origin and History for lealty

leal

adj.

"loyal, faithful, honest, true," c.1300, lele, surviving from Middle English as Northern English and Scottish form of loyal. The Land of the leal is Heaven, not Scotland.

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