Definitions for Loyalistˈlɔɪ ə lɪst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
loy•al•istˈlɔɪ ə lɪst(n.)
a person who remains loyal, esp. to a sovereign or existing government.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(sometimes cap.) a person who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
Category: American History
(cap.) an adherent of the republic during the Spanish Civil War who was opposed to Franco.
Category: Western History
Origin of loyalist:
a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
A person who is loyal to a cause, generally used as a political affiliation.
a person who adheres to his sovereign or to the lawful authority; especially, one who maintains his allegiance to his prince or government, and defends his cause in times of revolt or revolution
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