[loi-uh l] /ˈlɔɪ əl/
faithful to one’s sovereign, government, or state:
a loyal subject.
faithful to one’s oath, commitments, or obligations:
to be loyal to a vow.
faithful to any leader, party, or cause, or to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity:
a loyal friend.
characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments, vows, allegiance, obligations, etc.:
having or showing continuing allegiance
faithful to one’s country, government, etc
of or expressing loyalty
1570s, from loyal + -ly (2).
1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law.” In most cases it has displaced Middle English leal, which is from the same French source. Sense development in English is feudal, via notion of “faithful in carrying out legal obligations.” In a general sense (of dogs, lovers, etc.), from c.1600. As a noun meaning “those who are loyal” from 1530s (originally often in plural).
/ˈləʊˈfaɪ/ adjective 1. (informal) a variant spelling of lo-fi
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noun 1. a relatively slow-burning explosive, usually set off by heat or friction, used for propelling charges in guns or for ordinary blasting. noun 1. an explosive of relatively low power, as used in firearms
- Lowe-terrey-maclachlan syndrome
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