noun \ˈli(-ə)l-tē\

: the quality or state of being loyal

: a loyal feeling : a feeling of strong support for someone or something

plural loy·al·ties

Full Definition of LOYALTY

:  the quality or state or an instance of being loyal

Examples of LOYALTY

  1. the loyalty of the team's fans
  2. <there was no denying that dog's loyalty to his master>

Origin of LOYALTY

alteration of Middle English leawte, lewte, from Anglo-French lealté, leauté, from leal, leial loyal
First Known Use: 15th century

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