Definition of Loyalist

1. Noun. A person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt).

Exact synonyms: Stalwart
Generic synonyms: Admirer, Booster, Champion, Friend, Protagonist, Supporter



Definition of Loyalist

1. n. 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.

Definition of Loyalist

1. Noun. A person who is loyal to a cause, generally used as a political affiliation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loyalist

1. one who is loyal [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Loyalist

loxodrome
loxodromes
loxodromic
loxodromics
loxodromism
loxodromy
loxoscelism
loxygen
loxygens
loy
loyal
loyaler
loyalest
loyalism
loyalisms
loyalist (current term)
loyalists
loyalization
loyalize
loyalized
loyalizes
loyalizing
loyall
loyaller
loyallest
loyally
loyalness
loyalties
loyalty
loys

Literary usage of Loyalist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"In 1782 a loyalist Associator at New York to settle at Shelburne, ... NATHANIEL, in 1782, with a family at New York, and a loyalist Associator to settle at ..."

2. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1909)
"2 What may be called distinctively loyalist literature now made its appearance, and it performed the functions of expressing the views of that party and of ..."

3. To Serve Without Favor: Policing, Human Rights, and Accountability in by Julia Hall (1997)
"Those who allege collusion charge that members of the security forces routinely engage in a variety of illegal activities to assist loyalist paramilitary ..."

4. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1905)
"The three phenomena which strike an observer of Canadian life and history, and which seem in the opinion of Professor Davidson to be traceable to loyalist ..."

5. Battle for Ulster: A Study of Internal Security by Tom F. Baldy (1997)
"loyalist PARAMILITARIES The loyalist paramilitaries — the Ulster Defence ... They all oppose a united Ireland or any weakening of loyalist prerogative. ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1900)
"CONTINUATION OF THE loyalist PAPERS. Of the loyalist papers now being translated for the Library, volumes 17-27 have been received in continuation of the ..."

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