Definition of royal ‘we’ in English:

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royal ‘we’


The use of ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ by a single person, as traditionally used by a sovereign.
Example sentences
  • Although we can't always shake the nasty habit of writing in the royal we, occasionally one of our editors decides to shake off the cloak of anonymity to write a diatribe about a topic of their choice.
  • Given his constant use of the royal "we," he seems to be campaigning for the monarchy.

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