of royal descent

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of royal descent

formal
: having ancestors who were kings, queens, etc.
  • They claim to be of royal descent.

Word by Word Definitions

royal play
  1. : of kingly ancestry

  2. : of, relating to, or subject to the crown

  3. : being in the crown's service

  1. : a person of royal blood

  2. : a small sail on the royal mast immediately above the topgallant sail

  3. : a stag of 8 years or more having antlers with at least 12 points

descent play
  1. : derivation from an ancestor : birth, lineage

  2. : transmission or devolution of an estate (see 1estate 4b) by inheritance usually in the descending line

  3. : the fact or process of originating from an ancestral stock


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