KJV Dictionary Definition: royal


ROY'AL, a. L. regalis, from rex, king. See Reck and Right.

1. Kingly; pertaining to a king; regal; as royal power or prerogative; a royal garden; royal domains; the royal family.

2. Becoming a king; magnificent; as royal state.

3. Noble; illustrious.

How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?

ROY'AL, n.

1. A large kind of paper. It is used as a noun or an adjective.

2. Among seamen, a small sail spread immediately above the top-gallant-sail; sometimes termed the top-gallant-royal.

3. One of the shoots of a stag's head.

4. In artillery, a small mortar.

5. In England, one of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot, called the royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe.


ROY'ALISM, n. Attachment to the principles or cause of royalty, or to a royal government.


ROY'ALIZE, v.t. To make royal.


ROY'ALLY, adv. In a kingly manner; like a king; as becomes a king.

His body shall be royally interr'd.