- adj. 忠诚的，忠心的；忠贞的
- n. 效忠的臣民；忠实信徒
- n. (Loyal)人名；(英、德、西、匈、法)洛亚尔
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2. loyal, royal: 一心一意是忠诚，穿得花枝招展(r)是贵族。
- loyal:  Loyal, ultimately the same word as legal, has a double history in English. It was originally acquired in the 13th century as leal. This came from Anglo-Norman leal, a descendant of Latin lēgālis ‘legal’. Then in the 16th century it was reborrowed from the modern French form loyal. The semantic link is ‘faithfully carrying out (legal) obligations’.
- loyal (adj.)
- 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal "of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock," from Latin legalem, from lex "law." In most cases it has displaced Middle English leal, which is from the same French source. Sense development in English is feudal, via notion of "faithful in carrying out legal obligations." In a general sense (of dogs, lovers, etc.), from c. 1600. As a noun meaning "those who are loyal" from 1530s (originally often in plural).
- 1. I thanked them for their long and loyal service.
- 2. He has 20 years of loyal service to Barclays Bank behind him.
- 3. She was caustically brilliant, yet totally loyal, unpretentious, human and tolerant.
- 4. He went back to Yorkshire to join his loyal, long-suffering wife.
- 5. His politics were based on loyal partisanship.
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