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Definition of royal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with or belonging to the king or queen of a country the royal family the royal household compare regal
  2. 2used in the names of organizations that serve or are supported by a king or queen the Royal Navy the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  3. 3impressive; suitable for a king or queen synonym splendid We were given a royal welcome.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: royal