Definition of royal warrant in English:

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royal warrant

Pronunciation: /ˈroi(ə)l ˈwôrənt/


1A warrant issued by a sovereign, in particular.
Example sentences
  • The abolition of purchase of commissions was controversial; when the 1871 Army Regulation Bill was blocked by the Lords, the change was implemented by royal warrant.
  • Two Sattahip residents, a Mr Kham and a Mrs Iang, applied for a royal warrant to build the temple on a plot of vacant land between the mountain and the sea shore.
  • In 1905 a royal warrant gave the prime minister precedence after the archbishop of York.
1.1 (Royal Warrant) (In the UK) one authorizing a company to display the royal arms, indicating that goods or services of quality are supplied to the sovereign or to a specified member of the royal family.
Example sentences
  • The factory secured its first royal warrant in 1775 with supplies to the king, to be followed with a dessert service for George, Prince of Wales, in 1784.
  • ‘People are getting bolder and bolder,’ confirms Pippa Dougherty, spokeswoman for Hamilton & Inches, the royal warrant jeweller.
  • Indeed, the pencil, with its cracked green glaze and white end, is the UK's best-selling premium pencil and boasts a royal warrant.

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Syllabification: roy·al war·rant

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