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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.
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A small Royal Australian Air Force reconnaissance team will be based in the Middle East for the possible deployment of up to 14 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, he said.
The Prince of Wales, just back from an Alpine skiing holiday cut short in Klosters, Switzerland, visited Royal Lodge to pay his private respects at his grandmother's coffin before it is moved to the small Royal Chapel of All Saints.
A small royal force sent against the rebels was swiftly routed.
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