Definition for ROY'AL

ROY'AL, a. [Fr. royal; It. reale; Sp. and Port. real; contracted from L. regalis, from rex, king. See Rick and Right.]

  1. Kingly; pertaining to a king; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; a royal garden; royal domains; the royal family.
  2. Becoming a king; magnificent; as, royal state.
  3. Noble; illustrious. How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? Shak.

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