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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: leial, leel, from Latin legalis; LEGAL

loyal

adjective
     
loy‧al
always supporting your friends, principles, country etc [≠ disloyal]
loyal to
The army has remained loyal to the government.
a loyal supporter of the team
her many years of loyal service to the company
loyal customers
loyally adverb:
He has always loyally defended the president.

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