Loyal Loy"al, a. [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law. See {Legal}, and cf. {Leal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance. [1913 Webster]

Welcome, sir John ! But why come you in arms ? To help King Edward in his time of storm, As every loyal subject ought to do. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle. [1913 Webster]

Your true and loyal wife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • loyal — loyal, ale, aux [ lwajal, o ] adj. • 1407; leial 1080; lat. legalis → légal 1 ♦ Vx ou dr. Conforme à la loi, à ce qui est requis par la loi. ⇒ légal. ♢ Mod. Dr. comm. Qualité loyale et marchande. 2 ♦ (t. de féod., repris fin XVIIIe) Cour. Qui est …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • loyal — loy‧al [ˈlɔɪəl] adjective MARKETING if customers are loyal to a particular product, they continue to buy it and do not change to other products: loyal to • The chain is trying to appeal to customers loyal to other fast food companies. * * * loyal …   Financial and business terms

  • loyal — loyal, ale (lo ial, ia l ; plusieurs disent loiial, ia l ; d après Bèze, au XVIe siècle, il fallait prononcer loi ial, et il condamne ceux qui disaient lo ial) adj. 1°   Qui est de la condition requise par la loi. Marchandise bonne et loyale. Vin …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • loyal — Loyal, Fidus, Fidelis. Homme qui est fort loyal, Cum fide magna vir. Il n a pas grands biens, mais il est loyal, Haud magna cum re, sed fidei plenus. Il est plus loyal qu il n est fin, Plus fidei quam artis, plus veritatis quam disciplinae… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Loyal — may refer to: * The concept of loyalty. * Ben Loyal, a mountain in Sutherland * Some places named Loyal in the United States: **Loyal, Oklahoma **Loyal, Wisconsin **Loyal (town), Wisconsin …   Wikipedia

  • Loyal — Loyal, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 1308 Housing Units (2000): 576 Land area (2000): 1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • loyal — Loyal, [loya]le. adj. Qui est de la condition requise par la Loy, par l Ordonnance. Marchandise bonne & loyale. vin loyal & marchand. Il se dit aussi des personnes, & alors il sign. Plein d honneur & de probité. C est un homme loyal. c est l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Loyal — steht für: das Eigenschaftswort von Loyalität Loyal (Zeitschrift), das Magazin des Reservistenverbandes der Bundeswehr Loyal (Wisconsin), eine Kleinstadt in den USA Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • loyal — Adj std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Französische Form von legal, hier in der Bedeutung dem Gesetz entsprechend . Abstraktum: Loyalität.    Ebenso nndl. loyaal, ne. loyal, nfrz. loyal, nschw. lojal, nnorw. lojal. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 45. französisch frz …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • loyal — (adj.) 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from M.Fr. loyal, from O.Fr. loial, leal of good quality; faithful; honorable; law abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock, from L. legalem, from lex law. In most cases it has… …   Etymology dictionary

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