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Other Stalwart Definition

[n] a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
[adj] used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
[adj] dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
[adj] having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"

Misc. Definitions

\Stal"wart\, Stalworth \Stal"worth\, a. [OE. stalworth, AS. st[ae]lwyr[eth] serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. See {Steal}, v. t., {Worth}, a.] Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. ``A stalwart tiller of the soil.'' --Prof. Wilson. Fair man be was and wise, stalworth and bold. --R. of Brunne. Note: Stalworth is now disused, or bur little used, stalwart having taken its place.

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