Loyal

Definition of Loyal

Loy´al
a.1.
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.
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.
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.
Your true and loyal wife.
- Shak.
Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.
- Dryden.

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