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royal adj
1 of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch; "the royal party"; "the royal crest"; "by royal decree"; "a royal visit"
2 established or chartered or authorized by royalty; "the Royal Society"
3 being of the rank of a monarch; "of royal ancestry"; "princes of the blood royal"
4 belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head" [syn: imperial, majestic, purple, regal]
5 invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; "the royal (or crowned) heads of Europe"


1 a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
2 stag with antlers of 12 or more branches [syn: royal stag]

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From roial (modern royal), from Latin regalis, from rex, reg- ‘king’ + adjective suffix -alis.



  1. Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
  2. Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.
  3. In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.
    • royal mast, royal sail



of mast and sail


  1. A royal person; a member of a royal family.
  2. In the context of "paper|printing": A standard printing-paper size measuring 25 inches x 20 inches.



royal m (f royale, m plural royaux, f plural royales)
  1. royal

Extensive Definition

Royal may refer to the following:



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See also

royal in German: Royal
royal in French: Royal
royal in Dutch: Royal
royal in Polish: Royal
royal in Finnish: Royal
royal in Swedish: Royal
royal in Volapük: Royal

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