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royal

1. of, relating to, or befitting a king, queen, or other monarch; regal
2. established, chartered by, under the patronage or in the service of royalty
3. being a member of a royal family
4. Nautical just above the topgallant (in the phrase royal mast)
5. Informal a member of a royal family
6. a stag with antlers having 12 or more branches
7. Nautical a sail set next above the topgallant, on a royal mast

royal

1. A cedar shingle, about 24 in. (61 cm) long and ½ in. (1.25 cm) thick at the butt.
2. In military architecture, an especially strongly-defended medieval fort.
References in classic literature ?
They wished only to be allowed to fall on their knees before their sovereign, and that they might move her to compassion; but they were prevented by the royal guard and the queen proceeded on her way, haughtily disdainful of their entreaties.
There was laughter and merriment on every side, and everybody was having a royal good time.
The captain was desirous, however, of purchasing a number of hogs, but there were none to be had -The trade in pork was a royal monopoly, and no subject of the great Tamaahmaah dared to meddle with it.
"Who wore the royal kaross?" asked Dingaan, eagerly; and both looked up, waiting on my words.
A moment's delay, however, would be disagreeable to his royal highness."
Therefore, I now appoint you to be Royal Archers and mine own especial body-guard.
But the Royal Army of Oz was too much afraid of women to meet the onslaught.
Ferguson's speech in "The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London."
Then came Professor Woggle-Bug, with a group of students from the Royal College of Scientific Athletics.
Richard was devoting his royal energies to chasing an elusive butterfly which fate led nearer and nearer to the cold, hard watcher in the bushes.
But before they had passed half across the royal garden to where Astok of Dusar still held the struggling girl in his grasp, another figure sprang from a cluster of dense foliage that half hid a golden fountain close at hand.
He was royal. His father had been a king before him, and he had proved himself greater than his father.