Definition of loyalist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    loyalist

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    NAmE//ˈlɔɪəlɪst//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who is loyal to the ruler or government, or to a political party, especially during a time of change
  2. 2Loyalist an American who supported the British during the American Revolution Many Loyalists eventually moved to Canada or the Bahamas.
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