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royal

[ roi-uhl ]
/ ˈrɔɪ əl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of royal

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin rēgālis “kingly,” equivalent to rēg- (stem of rēx ) “king” + -ālis adjective suffix; see regal1, -al1

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7. See kingly.

OTHER WORDS FROM royal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH royal

roil, royal
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British Dictionary definitions for royal

royal
/ (ˈrɔɪəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of royal

royally, adverb

Word Origin for royal

C14: from Old French roial, from Latin rēgālis, fit for a king, from rēx king; compare regal 1
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