A person who adheres to his sovereign or to the lawful authority; especially, one who maintains his allegiance to his prince or government, and defends his cause in times of revolt or revolution.
colonist who supported the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
Short for United Empire Loyalist, an American who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolution and whose house and goods were often confiscated by the American Revolutionaries. Thousands of Loyalists settled in what is now southern Ontario, the Eastern Townships (Cantons de l'Est) of Quebec, and in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, where the Crown often gave them land or monetary compensation for their losses. Americans called these people Tories, though many had no allegiance to that particular political party.
a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
An extreme Unionist who wishes Northern Ireland to always remain a part of Britain
Tory, an American colonist who supported the British side during the American Revolution.
A person loyal to the British Crown, usually a Northern Irish Protestant.
Those who supported the British government during the American War of Independence, many of them moved to Upper Canada in the 1780s and 1790s.
In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the "powers that be" or the establishment. This article specifically refers to individuals and groups who are loyal to the British monarchy or to Great Britain.