loyalist

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Etymology[edit]

loyal +‎ -ist

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔɪəlɪst/
  • Hyphenation: loy‧al‧ist

Noun[edit]

loyalist (plural loyalists)

  1. A person who is loyal to a cause, generally used as a political affiliation.
    • 1999, Harry M. Ward, The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society, Psychology Press (ISBN 9781857286571), page 35
      Most estimates place one-third of Americans as loyalist, one-third on the fence, to be swayed by whomever was winning, and one-third rebel.
    • 2013, Shu-mei Shih, Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, Columbia University Press (ISBN 9780231157513), page 101
      In this sense, a new loyalist aesthetic can also be perceived in simplistic works such as anticommunist literature and melancholic works such as nostalgic fiction and prose.

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