- a person who is loyal; esp., one who supports the country's established government during times of revolt
- [usuallyL-] in the American Revolution, a colonist who was loyal to the British government
- [L-] in the Spanish Civil War, one who remained loyal to the Republic, opposing Franco's revolt
[oftenL-] of loyalists or Loyalists
- One who maintains loyalty to an established government, political party, or sovereign, especially during war or revolutionary change.
- Loyalist See Tory.
- Loyalist One who supported the established government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
- A person who is loyal to a cause, generally used as a political affiliation.