chiefly Scotland
: loyal, true
leally
ˈlē-ə(l)-lē How to pronounce leal (audio)
ˈlēl-lē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leal was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near leal

Cite this Entry

“Leal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leal. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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