What does the word leal mean?

Usage examples for leal

  1. Hot blinding tears stream down Dido's stricken face as she steals on board her galley in the harbour of Tyre; for nights she will not close her heavy eyes, lest a dead man should stand by her couch pointing to the gash of Pygmalion's dagger; the boldest of her true friends and leal vassals dares not trouble with a word of comfort that great hopeless sorrow. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  2. Couldna ye put up with a leal Scot, like Glenuskie there? – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. And when from mass they issued, all gathered in one place, And the King did not tarry but began his speech apace: Hear me now, counts and nobles, and all my henchmen leal- Unto my lord Cid Campeador I needst must make appeal. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon