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Main Entry: loy·al
Pronunciation: 'loi(-&)l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French, from Old French leial, leel, from Latin legalis legal
Date: 1531
1 : unswerving in allegiance: as a : faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government b : faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
2 : showing loyalty
3 obsolete : LAWFUL, LEGITIMATE
synonym see FAITHFUL
- loy·al·ly /'loi-&-lE/ adverb