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Royal, adj. 1) pertaining or allied to a king, kingly, regal: “into the r. hand of the king,” LLL IV, 2, 146. “with his r. finger,” V, 1, 109. V, 2, 891. thy r. sweet breath, 524 (Armado's speeches). “in your r. speech,” All's I, 2, 51. “the r. blood of France,” II, 1, 199. R2 I, 2, 18. V, 5, 114. H4A I, 2, 157. R3 I, 2, 7. “your r. thoughts,” All's II, 1, 130. “their r. necessities,” Wint. I, 1, 28. “your r. presence,” I, 2, 38. “your r. birth,” H6A III, 1, 95. “in Henry's r. name,” V, 3, 160. “my seat's right r. majesty,” R2 II, 1, 120. “England's r. seat,” H6B V, 1, 178. H6C V, 7, 1. “our r. fleet,” H6C III, 3, 253. “your r. preparation,” Mcb. V, 3, 57 etc. etc. Applied to persons: r. sir, and “most r. sir,” All's V, 3, 296. Wint. I, 2, 366. V, 1, 159. Mcb. III, 4, 19. “my r. fox,” All's II, 1, 73. All's II, 1, 73 “a r. husband,” Wint. I, 2, 107. “the r. fool thou copest with,” IV, 4, 435. “r. kings,” R2 II, 1, 51. III, 1, 8. “your most r. image,” H4B V, 2, 89. r. Charles of “France,” H6A V, 2, 4. “England's r. king,” V, 3, 115. V, 5, 24. H6C II, 6, 88. R3 III, 7, 22. “your r. majesty,” H6B I, 3, 198. H6B I, 3, 198 “your most r. person,” H6B III, 2, 254. “r. commanders,” H6C II, 2, 67. “the king, my ever r. master,” H8 III, 2, 273. “the emperor, my r. nephew,” IV, 2, 110. “r. Priam,” Troil. V, 3, 75. “Rome's r. empress,” Tit. II, 3, 55. V, 3, 141. “r. Lear,” Lr. I, 1, 141. “most r. majesty,” Lr. I, 1, 141 “I am a king . . . a r. one,” IV, 6, 205. “r. queen,” Ant. V, 2, 37. “O r. Pericles,” Per. V, 3, 14 etc. Applied to countries: “our r. realm,” R2 I, 4, 45. “r. Rome,” Tit. I, 11.
Peculiar use: “O r. piece,” Wint. V, 3, 38 (representing a queen). “add a r. number to the dead,” John II, 347 (by the fall of kings). “to clap this r. bargain up of peace,” III, 1, 235 (made between kings). “so be thy fortune in this r. fight,” R2 I, 3, 56 (in the presence of the king). that r. field of Shrewsbury, H4B Ind. 34 (battle fought by kings). “were our r. faiths martyrs in love,” H4B IV, 1, 193 (fidelity to the king). “unto this bar and r. interview,” H5 V, 2, 27 (meeting of kings); cf. “this r. view,” H5 V, 2, 27 “when is the r. day?” R3 III, 4, 3. 4 (the day of the coronation). “a r. battle might be won or lost,” IV, 4, 538 (one deciding the fate of kings). “here I'll make my r. choice,” H8 I, 4, 86 (choice of a king). “it's fit this r. session do proceed,” II, 4, 66. “the citizens have shown at full their r. minds,” IV, 1, 8 (their devotion to the king). “r. hope,” Mcb. I, 3, 56 (hope of becoming king). “O r. knavery,” Hml. V, 2, 19 (knavery of a king).
Applied to princes of less high dignity: attends the emperor (i. e. the duke) “in his r. court,” Gent. I, 3, 27. III, 1, 165. your (the duke's) “r. grace,” Meas. V, 3. “O r. Duke,” Meas. V, 3 Meas. V, 3 Meas. V, 3 Meas. V, 3 “in your r. walks,” Mids. V, 31. “a r. prince,” R2 II, 1, 239. your (the Duke of York's) “r. excellence,” H6B I, 1, 161.
2) fit to be king; becoming a king: “young, valiant, wise, and, no doubt, right r.” R3 I, 2, 245. “go on: right r.” Ant. III, 13, 55.
3) noble, generous; dignified: “how doth that r. merchant, good Antonio?” Merch. III, 2, 242. “enow to press a r. merchant down,” IV, 1, 29. “the r. disposition of that beast,” As IV, 3, 118. “here was a r. fellowship of death,” H5 IV, 8, 106. “how r. 'twas to pardon,” Cor. V, 1, 18. “noble, worthy, r. Timon,” Tim. II, 2, 177. “mighty, bold, r. and loving,” Caes. III, 1, 127. III, 2, 249. “did prophesy a r. nobleness,” Lr. V, 3, 176. “r. wench!” Ant. II, 2, 231.
4) magnificent: “our r., good and gallant ship,” Tp. V, 237. Tp. V, 237 “sport r.” Tw. II, 3, 187. “all was r.” H8 I, 1, 42. “a r. train,” IV, 1, 37. a most r. one (army) Cor. IV, 3, 47. “r. cheer,” Tim. III, 6, 56. “the r. banner,” Oth. III, 3, 353. “which promises r. peril,” Ant. IV, 8, 35. “golden Phoebus never be beheld of eyes again so r.” V, 2, 321.
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