loyalist

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noun loy·al·ist \ˈlȯi-ə-list\

Definition of loyalist

  1. :  one who is or remains loyal especially to a political cause, party, government, or sovereign

Examples of loyalist in a sentence

  1. <die-hard loyalists engaging in espionage against the revolutionaries>

1647

First Known Use of loyalist

1647



LOYALIST Defined for English Language Learners

loyalist

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noun loy·al·ist \ˈlȯi-ə-list\

Definition of loyalist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is loyal to a political cause, government, or leader

  • : a person from Northern Ireland who believes that Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom


LOYALIST Defined for Kids

loyalist

noun loy·al·ist \ˈlȯi-ə-ləst\

Definition of loyalist for Students

  1. :  a person who is loyal to a political cause, government, or leader especially in times of revolt



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