royal (adj.) Old form(s): royall
kingly; also: to the value of the English coin worth half a pound
1H4 I.ii.139[Falstaff to Prince Hal] thou camest not of the blood royal, if thou darest not stand for ten shillings
1H4 II.iv.283[Prince Hal to Hostess, of a nobleman] Give him as much as will make him a royal man [pun: 280, noble]
R2 V.v.67.1[Groom to Richard] Hail, royal prince! [money pun in the following line]
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