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blood royal

noun
1.
all persons related by birth to a hereditary monarch, taken collectively; the royal kin:
a prince of the blood royal.
Origin of blood royal
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • In time, this house gained such an ascendency that it conceived the project of setting aside all the princes of the blood royal.

    Women of Modern France (Illustrated) Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
  • Princes of the blood royal had sat in the ponderous carved oak-chairs.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Moreover, Mary was a princess of great beauty, of masculine talent, and of the blood royal of France.

    The Wars of the Roses John G. Edgar
  • Since he was of the blood royal the emperor had given him a kingdom in fee.

  • A fray with a child not of the blood royal was beyond dreaming.

    Happy Pollyooly Edgar Jepson
  • I am of the blood royal, and the saying is true that good blood cannot lie.'

  • Suffice, it was a regular kingly shindy, and all engaged in it were of the blood royal.

  • The princes of the blood royal are excluded from all civil employments.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • If it is an affair of malice prepense, there will be war, for the laws of England require war if blood royal be spilt.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • The high priests of the provinces were always of the blood royal.

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