adjective loy·al \ˈli(-ə)l\

: having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something

Full Definition of LOYAL

:  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
:  showing loyalty
obsolete :  lawful, legitimate
loy·al·ly \ˈli-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of LOYAL

  1. The team has many loyal fans.
  2. She has provided the company with many years of loyal service.

Origin of LOYAL

Middle French, from Old French leial, leel, from Latin legalis legal
First Known Use: 1531

Rhymes with LOYAL


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