[ leel ]
/ lil /
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Related formsleal·ly, adverble·al·ty [lee-uh l-tee] /ˈli əl ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leally
/ (liːl) /
Scot loyal; faithful
Derived Formsleally, adverblealty (ˈliːəltɪ), noun
Word Origin for leal
C13: from Old French leial, from Latin lēgālis legal; related to loyal
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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.
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