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6 definitions found
 for loyal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loyal \Loy"al\, a. [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr.
     lex, legis, law. See Legal, and cf. Leal.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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              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.
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     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.
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              Your true and loyal wife.             --Shak.
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              Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.   --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, loyal]
         [ant: disloyal, unpatriotic]
      3: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm
         ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of
         Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast
         friends" [syn: firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  144 Moby Thesaurus words for "loyal":
     abandoned, acquiescent, active, afire, ardent, assiduous, burning,
     committed, compliant, complying, conforming, conscientious,
     consistent, constant, continuing, dedicated, dependable, devoted,
     devout, diligent, dogged, duteous, dutiful, earnest, enduring,
     faithful, fervent, fervid, fiery, firm, fixed, flaming, flinty,
     hearty, heated, hot, hot-blooded, immovable, immutable,
     impassioned, in earnest, inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable,
     industrious, inflexible, insistent, intense, intent, intent on,
     invincible, lasting, law-abiding, liege, marble-constant,
     meticulous, mindful, never-tiring, obedient, observant, obstinate,
     on fire, passionate, patient, patient as Job, patriotic, perfervid,
     permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting,
     pertinacious, plodding, plugging, practicing, preoccupied,
     punctilious, punctual, rapt, red-hot, regardful, relentless,
     reliable, resolute, scrupulous, sedulous, serious, set, settled,
     sincere, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, sot, spirited, stable,
     staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, stubborn, submissive,
     tenacious, tireless, true, true-blue, trusted, trustworthy, trusty,
     unabating, unbending, unconquerable, undaunted, undeflectable,
     undiscouraged, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging,
     unflappable, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding,
     unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unshaken, unsleeping,
     unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking,
     unyielding, utterly attentive, vehement, warm, weariless,
     white-hot, willing, zealous
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LOYAL. Legal; according to law; as, loyal matrimony, a lawful marriage; 
  attached to the existing law. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Loyal, WI -- U.S. city in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    1308
     Housing Units (2000): 576
     Land area (2000):     1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.374274 sq. miles (3.559353 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46075
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.737541 N, 90.496551 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54446
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Loyal, WI
      Loyal
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Loyal, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    81
     Housing Units (2000): 43
     Land area (2000):     0.078624 sq. miles (0.203634 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.078624 sq. miles (0.203634 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            44300
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.973684 N, 98.119052 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73756
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Loyal, OK
      Loyal
  

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