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1. a person who is loyal; a supporter of the sovereign or of the existing government, esp. in time of revolt.
2. (sometimes cap.) a person who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
3. (cap.) an adherent of the republic during the Spanish Civil War, opposed to Franco.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.