Meaning of loyalist
Pronunciation: (loi'u-list), [key]
- a person who is loyal; a supporter of the sovereign or of the existing government, esp. in time of revolt.
- (sometimes cap.) a person who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
- (cap.) an adherent of the republic during the Spanish Civil War, opposed to Franco.
- loyalist (Thesaurus)