Definition of Loyalists

1. Noun. (plural of loyalist) ¹



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Definition of Loyalists

1. loyalist [n] - See also: loyalist

Lexicographical Neighbors of Loyalists

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

Literary usage of Loyalists

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The loyalists probably contributed about 60000 men to the military forces in America. ... In all the States severe laws were enforced against the loyalists, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Indeed, the ink was scarcely dry on the treaty when the loyalists, ... When Savannah was given up to the Americans, 2000 loyalists with 5000 slaves sailed ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1821)
"The House was aware that by several acts о the legislature of America, the persons о the loyalists had been attainted, and thei property confiscated. ..."

4. A History of Canada by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1897)
"The loyalists. — When England signed the Treaty of Versailles (1783), ... Wilberforce said, "When I consider the case of the loyalists, I confess I there ..."

5. Guide to the Materials in London Archives for the History of the United by Charles Oscar Paullin, Frederic Logan Paxson (1914)
"(Proposed communication with New York; loyalists that can be trusted allowed to go to the colonies for their effects; furs carried to the colonies; ..."

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