1. (a.) Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.

2. (a.) Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.

3. (a.) Under the patronage of royalty; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society.

4. (n.) Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n.

5. (n.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant sail.

6. (n.) One of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tines of the antlers of a stag.

7. (n.) A small mortar.

8. (n.) One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots.

9. (n.) An old English coin. See Rial.

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