Giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution: he remained loyal to the government loyal service
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- Followers electing a king were also proclaiming themselves as his loyal supporters.
- Don't get me wrong, that's not meant as a criticism of those loyal fans who turned up to watch the game.
- Many of his most loyal backers have now left the Commons and, at 65, his age is now an issue.
mid 16th century: from French, via Old French loial from Latin legalis (see legal).
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- 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.