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Meaning of loyalist

loy•al•ist

Pronunciation: (loi'u-list), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is loyal; a supporter of the sovereign or of the existing government, esp. in time of revolt.
  2. (sometimes cap.) a person who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
  3. (cap.) an adherent of the republic during the Spanish Civil War, opposed to Franco.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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