Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the power but not the rank or title of a king

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Examples

  • His visits tended to be fast and formal, resembling a “quasi-royal procession,” and they inspired much scurrying about and nervous twitching throughout the theater.

    A Covert Affair

  • His visits tended to be fast and formal, resembling a “quasi-royal procession,” and they inspired much scurrying about and nervous twitching throughout the theater.

    A Covert Affair

  • The desires for democracy and equality remain sincere, but the drive to be better than your neighbor, even quasi-royal, is primal.

    Eric Dezenhall: Crashing Nowhere: The Salahis' Interminable Exit

  • But it will take more effort than the provision of a quasi-royal ceremony, a speech by Queen Elizabeth and 50 registers of condolences to pacify a public which, at the very least, expects Diana's title of HRH to be posthumously restored.

    Why Charles Should Go

  • It could be as overdone as the old unquestioning submission to the quasi-royal mystique.

    Choosing A New Justice

  • Miss Darner inherited a fortune and took her quasi-royal self off to London.

    Dream State

  • This was very important for our then-young nation, since it established both that peaceful transfers of power were possible and that the Presidency is just a job -- not a quasi-royal title.

    In which Mike Huckabee reminds me of Jimmy Carter.

  • Isa Gambar, head of the Equality Party and Aliyev Junior's main rival, complains that Azerbaijan is heading for a "monarchical system," with power passing from generation to generation within a self-appointed quasi-royal family.

    Like Father, Like Son?

  • Federico, whose election was motivated by his military prowess and his papal links, had characteristically interpreted his honor as the highest Europe could offer, taking it to bestow quasi-royal status on his worthy shoulders.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Federico, whose election was motivated by his military prowess and his papal links, had characteristically interpreted his honor as the highest Europe could offer, taking it to bestow quasi-royal status on his worthy shoulders.

    The Dragon’s Trail

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