loyal

[ loi-uhl ]
/ ˈlɔɪ əl /

adjective

faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state: a loyal subject.
faithful to one's oath, commitments, or obligations: to be loyal to a vow.
faithful to any leader, party, or cause, or to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity: a loyal friend.
characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments, vows, allegiance, obligations, etc.: loyal conduct.

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Origin of loyal

1525–35; < Middle French, Old French loial, le(i)al < Latin lēgālis legal

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British Dictionary definitions for loyally

loyal
/ (ˈlɔɪəl) /

adjective

having or showing continuing allegiance
faithful to one's country, government, etc
of or expressing loyalty

Derived forms of loyal

loyally, adverbloyalness, noun

Word Origin for loyal

C16: from Old French loial, leial, from Latin lēgālis legal
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