leal

leal

[leel]
adjective Scot.
loyal; true.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English leel < Old French < Latin lēgālis legal; see loyal

leally, adverb
lealty [lee-uhl-tee] , noun
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leal (liːl)
 
adj
(Scot) loyal; faithful
 
[C13: from Old French leial, from Latin lēgālislegal; related to loyal]
 
'leally
 
adv
 
lealty
 
n

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leal
"loyal, faithful, honest, true," c.1300, lele, surviving from M.E. as Northern Eng. and Scot. form of loyal.
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