Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name from the surname, or from the word "royal".
  • n. someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  • n. A person in a royal family, as the Prince of Wales.
  • adj. Used in terms of address or reference to members of a royal family.
  • adj. Used in the names of organisations within the British government, as, the Royal Navy, Royal Mail.

Etymologies

A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, Old English ryge ("rye") + hyll ("hill"), and Royle, rā ("roe") + hyll ("hill"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With regards to the Knighting of people, that is done by the sovereign, but the prime minister long ago usurped all useful and important royal prerogatives, and what actually happens is that Royal input is minimal.

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  • Today, the Palace is a working royal residence, housing offices and apartments of several members of the Royal family.

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  • In later life he was the royal Danish envoy to the Vatican, professor of philology and archaeology at the University of Copenhagen, and director of the Royal (Danish) Collection of Coins and Medals.

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  • Seven royal family members were severely assaulted and Royal

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  • This university acquired considerable celebrity, but practically disappeared during the colony's decline, being revived by royal decree of May 26, 1747, which gave it the title of Royal and

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  • "Each has received a royal invitation, O Lal, and the Royal personages will all be pleased to attend."

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  • Among the many charitable institutions are the general hospital, opened in 1858, and since repeatedly enlarged; royal hospital for sick children and women, Royal

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  • On an earlier occasion witnessed by the writer a procession consisting of a detachment of the yeomen of the guard, under the command of a sergeant-major (one of the yeomen carrying the royal alms on a gold salver of the reign of William and Mary), several chaplains, almoners, secretaries and a few national schoolchildren (allowed to take part in the ceremony as a signal reward for good behavior), left the Royal

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Whether on account of this unlucky reference by which the Cardinal may have detected Templar influence or for some other reason, the appeal for royal protection was not only refused, but the new Order, which hitherto Catholics had been allowed to enter, was now prohibited by Royal edict.

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  • Blätter ", by the royal and imperial authorities at head - quarters as early as the end of 1813, Herder went to Paris with the allied armies in 1815 in Metternich's train as" Director of the Royal and Imperial

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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