the royal "we"

Definition of the royal "we"

:the word "we" used by a king or queen instead of "I"
  • When Queen Victoria said, "We are not amused," she was using the royal "we."

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

we play "we"
  1. : I and the rest of a group that includes me : you and I : you and I and another or others : I and another or others not including you — compare i, our, ours, us

  2. : i:1

  3. : you


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