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royal

See also: Royal

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EtymologyEdit

Old French roial (Modern French royal), from Latin rēgālis, from rēg-, the stem of rēx (king). Doublet of regal (befitting a king).

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royal (comparative more royal, superlative most royal)

  1. Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, chapterI:
      He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. [] But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].
  2. Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.
  3. (nautical) In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.
    royal mast;  royal sail
  4. (boxing, military) Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.
  5. (informal) Used as an intensifier.
    a royal pain in the neck

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royal (plural royals)

  1. A royal person; a member of a royal family.
  2. (paper, printing) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.
  3. (dated) The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "dollar" before it was actually circulated.
  4. The fourth tine of an antler's beam.
  5. (nautical) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.
  6. An old English gold coin, the rial.
  7. (military) A small mortar.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French roial, from Latin rēgālis, from rēg-, the stem of rēx (king).

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royal m (feminine royale, masculine plural royaux, feminine plural royales)

  1. royal (of or relating to a monarch or their family)

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AdjectiveEdit

royal m (feminine singular royale, masculine plural royaulx, feminine plural royales)

  1. royal (of or relating to a monarch or their family)