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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 loy·al /ˈlɔɪ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loy·al a.
 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.
 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.
 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.
    Your true and loyal wife.   --Shak.
    Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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] [ant: 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, truehearted, fast(a)]