The definition of loyal is faithful or showing faithfulness to a government, person or cause.(adjective)
An example of loyal is a person who stands by her friend's side through good and bad times.
See loyal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr loial, leial < L legalis: see legal
See loyal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French leial, loial
Origin: , from Latin lēgālis, legal
Origin: , from lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
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