Etymology
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leal (adj.)

"loyal, faithful, honest, true," c. 1300, lele, surviving from Middle English as Northern English and Scottish form of loyal. But the Land of the leal (Lady Nairne) is Heaven, not Scotland. Related: Lealty.

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Definitions of leal

leal (adj.)
faithful and true; "leal to the core of her intrepid Scottish heart"- Harry Lauder;
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