—royally, adv./roy"euhl/, adj.1. of or pertaining to a king, queen, or other sovereign: royal power; a royal palace.2. descended from or related to a king or line of kings: a royal prince.3. noting or having the rank of a king or queen.4. established or chartered by or existing under the patronage of a sovereign: a royal society.5. (cap.) serving or subject to a king, queen, or other sovereign.6. proceeding from or performed by a sovereign: a royal warrant.7. appropriate to or befitting a sovereign; magnificent; stately: royal splendor.8. (usually cap.) Brit. in the service of the monarch or of the Commonwealth: Royal Marines; Royal Air Force.9. fine; excellent: in royal spirits.10. Informal. extreme or persistent; unmitigated: a royal nuisance; a royal pain.n.11. Naut. a sail set on a royal mast. See diag. under ship.12. Informal. a royal person; member of the royalty.13. Usually, royals. Chiefly Brit. a member of England's royal family.14. a size of printing paper, 20 × 25 in. (51 × 64 cm).15. a size of writing paper, 19 × 24 in. (48 × 61 cm).16. Numis. any of various former coins, as the real or ryal.Ant. 7. servile.
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