loyalist definition

  • noun:
    • one that preserves respect to an existing government, political party, or sovereign, specially during war or revolutionary modification.
    • See Tory.
    • one that supported the established government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
    • an individual who is faithful to a reason, generally used as a political association.
    • somebody who adheres to his sovereign or even to the lawful expert; particularly, a person who preserves his allegiance to his prince or government, and defends their cause in times of revolt or revolution.
    • A partizan supporter of a preexisting government; one that opposes insurrection or revolution.
    • Specifically, within the United states Revolution, a Tory.
    • someone who is loyal for their allegiance (especially in times during the revolt)

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