a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.
American History. a colony, as New York, administered by a royal governor and council appointed by the British crown, and having a representative assembly elected by the people.
a body of people or country that is administered or ruled by a sovereign country; also, any country controlled by the English royal family
The 13 original American colonies were considered royal colonies.
- Royal commission
noun 1. (in Britain) a body set up by the monarch on the recommendation of the prime minister to gather information about the operation of existing laws or to investigate any social, educational, or other matter. The commission has prescribed terms of reference and reports to the government on how any change might be achieved
- Royal duke
noun 1. a duke who is also a royal prince, being a member of the royal family
noun 1. custard cut into shapes and used as a garnish in soups.
- Royal engineers
plural noun 1. a branch of the British army that undertakes the building of fortifications, mines, bridges, and other engineering works RE