leal

adjective
\ˈlēl \

Definition of leal 

chiefly Scotland

: loyal, true

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Other Words from leal

leally \ˈlē-ə(l)-lē, ˈlēl-lē \ adverb

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Photo: daniel leal-olivas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Mr. Christoffersen says, for example, that the U.K.’s hope to remain as an associate member of EU bodies regulating chemicals, medicines and aviation will almost inevitably be dashed. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "Britain and the EU Are Pulling Back From the Cliff—For Now," 27 Apr. 2018 Photo: daniel leal-olivas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Publicis is only now recovering some poise after years of subpar growth. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Publicis Shows WPP Has Long Road to Recovery," 19 Apr. 2018

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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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