Definition of loyal in English:

loyal

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪəl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

loyally

adverb
More example sentences
  • They continue to do their job loyally and faithfully.
  • Mary recalls edging nervously into the venue's makeshift temple, loyally carrying a letter for Paul which her friend Christa had entrusted to her.
  • For 24 years, he belonged to the Indonesian military, which loyally followed the president's orders.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, via Old French loial from Latin legalis (see legal).

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