- loyal; true.
Origin of leal
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- Scot loyal; faithful
C13: from Old French leial, from Latin lēgālis legal; related to loyal
Word Origin and History for leally
"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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper