leal

adjective
\ ˈlēl How to pronounce leal (audio) \

Definition of leal

chiefly Scotland
: loyal, true

Other Words from leal

leally \ ˈlē-​ə(l)-​lē How to pronounce leal (audio) , ˈlēl-​lē \ adverb

First Known Use of leal

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leal

Middle English leel, from Anglo-French leal — more at loyal

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“Leal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leal. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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