Loyal

Loy"al

(?), a. [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law. See Legal, and cf. Leal.]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Your true and loyal wife.
Shak.
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Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.
Dryden.
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