Definition of loyal
1 : unswerving in allegiance: such asa : faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government were loyal to the kingb : faithful to a private person to whom faithfulness is due a loyal husbandc : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product a loyal churchgoer loyal to the party of their forebears — Dennis Farney
2 : showing loyalty a loyal friend
loyallyplay \ˈlȯi-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of loyal in a sentence
The team has many loyal fans.
She has provided the company with many years of loyal service.
Origin and Etymology of loyal
Medieval French, from Old French leial, leel, from Latin legalis legal
First Known Use: 1531
Synonym Discussion of loyal
LOYAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loyal for English Language Learners
: having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something
LOYAL Defined for Kids
Definition of loyal for Students
: having or showing true and constant support for someone or something loyal fans
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