The American Revolutionary War - Glossary | Idella Bodie S.C. Women

Glossary - The American Revolution

American Revolution – war between England and America for America’s freedom from British rule

British – characteristic of Great Britain, England or the British Empire

Colonists – original settler or founder of a colony

Courier – messenger, one on official business

Loyalist – one who maintained loyalty to the King; a Tory 

Treason – violation of allegiance toward one’s country, the betrayal of one’s own country