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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Loyal  \Loy"al\,  a.  [F.  loyal,  OF  loial,  leial,  L.  legalis,  fr 
  lex,  legis,  law.  See  {Legal},  and  cf  {Leal}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  loyal 
  adj  1:  steadfast  in  allegiance  or  duty;  "loyal  subjects";  "loyal 
  friends  stood  by  him"  [ant:  {disloyal}] 
  2:  inspired  by  love  for  your  country  [syn:  {patriotic}]  [ant:  {unpatriotic}] 
  3:  unwavering  in  devotion  to  friend  or  vow  or  cause  "a  firm 
  ally";  "loyal  supporters";  "a  loyal  friend";  "the 
  true-hearted  soldier...of  Tippecanoe"-  Campaign  song  for 
  William  Henry  Harrison  [syn:  {firm},  {truehearted}] 
  4:  (used  of  persons)  dependable  in  devotion  or  allegiance  or 
  affection;  "a  faithful  old  dog";  "a  faithful  friend"; 
  "fast  friends";  "a  loyal  companion";  "she  proved  a  true 
  friend";  "a  lover  absolutely  true  in  act  and  word  and 
  thought"-  H.O.Taylor  [syn:  {faithful},  {fast(a)},  {true}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Loyal,  OK  (town,  FIPS  44300) 
  Location:  35.97280  N,  98.11734  W 
  Population  (1990):  76  (48  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73756 
  Loyal,  WI  (city,  FIPS  46075) 
  Location:  44.73612  N,  90.49641  W 
  Population  (1990):  1244  (550  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54446 




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