Definition of royal warrant in English:

royal warrant


  • 1A warrant issued by a sovereign, in particular.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1905 a royal warrant gave the prime minister precedence after the archbishop of York.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Paris became an important centre for the chanson, which was widely disseminated after the granting of royal warrants to printers.’
    1. 1.1(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.
      • ‘It is understood that he has yet to receive an official explanation or notification that the position - held under a royal warrant - will no longer be his.’
      • ‘Clive Fairweather said he felt unable to comment on his position, as he had been appointed under a royal warrant.’
      • ‘Few businesses possess more prestige than the royal warrant holders, founded in 1698.’
      • ‘As well as making branded toiletries - some under royal warrant to the Queen and Prince of Wales - the firm, based in Tiverton, Devon, now also supplies a number well-known brands.’
      • ‘The umbrella maker should have a royal warrant.’
      • ‘They supply most top London restaurants and also hold the Queen's royal warrant.’
      • ‘‘People are getting bolder and bolder,’ confirms Pippa Dougherty, spokeswoman for Hamilton & Inches, the royal warrant jeweller.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Today, this rather grand title has been dropped, but the jeweller still holds a royal warrant.’
      • ‘Indeed, the pencil, with its cracked green glaze and white end, is the UK's best-selling premium pencil and boasts a royal warrant.’


royal warrant

/ˈroi(ə)l ˈwôrənt/