A man suspected of loyalism would be summoned to a meeting of the "sons of liberty," and ordered to take an oath to them.
(e) Designs of rulers, giving rise to popular or aristocratic factions—complicated by questions of succession and loyalism.
In the succeeding autumn he returned to England, where his loyalism was rewarded by a government pension.
It was part of his loyalism to hate them and to interpret for the worst anything they could do or say.
Punishment for loyalism was not, however, left merely to chance.
Hopes of a success to be gained through French disaffection were as ill-founded as those based on American loyalism.
loyalism became an attitude of protective chivalry; nothing could have consolidated the dynasty more firmly.