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loyalist

a patriotic supporter of his sovereign or government

Loyalist

1. (in Northern Ireland) any of the Protestants wishing to retain Ulster's link with Britain
2. (in North America) an American colonist who supported Britain during the War of American Independence
3. (during the Spanish Civil War) a supporter of the republican government
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Councillor Wilkinson has many Loyalist ancestors and is always willing to share her Loyalist history.
In a statement issued on its website, the Loyalist Communities Council also said unionists can win back South Belfast on Thursday if there is a "maximum turnout of the unionist electorate".
In its historiographical context, Choosing Sides is situated antithetically to The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, Bernard Bailyn's 1974 keystone of Loyalist scholarship.
BLACK LOYALISTS | HISTORY | NOVA SCOTIA | SETTLEMENT | SLAVERY
Recently, Maya Jasanoff wrote that "at least sixty thousand loyalists with fifteen thousand slaves in tow" deserted the United States to dwell in lands still flying the Union Jack, adding that, "I will supply full documentation for my estimates in my forthcoming book on the loyalist diaspora.
This acquisition, our ninth in the past two years, fits our consolidation model very well, said Loyalist CEO Andrew Ryu.
That may be a suitable role for our great northern neighbor in Canada, because the loyalist community formed much of the demographic basis for its Anglophone society and political culture.
The June 24 resolution legitimated state laws and procedures for the confiscation of loyalist property, suppressing freedom of speech and denying them rights.
After the peace; Loyalist paramilitaries in post-accord Northern Ireland.
LOYALIST paramilitaries last night vowed: 'We won't be giving up our guns.
From the 1880s until the mid-1930s, public history was dominated by memories of the 1780s Loyalist founders of the city.
ULSTER customers in a Spanish loyalist bar were showered with glass and blood when a man smashed a bottle over a DJ's head.