from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The emblems and symbols of royalty, such as the crown and scepter.
  • The rights and privileges of royalty.
  • The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
  • Magnificent attire; finery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)
  • n. the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice
  • n. decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry
  • n. finery or magnificent dress
  • n. A kind of large cigar of superior quality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
  • That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.
  • Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
  • Sumptuous food; delicacies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of regale.
  • n. Same as regale.
  • n. A superior kind of cigar. See the quotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
  • n. especially fine or decorative clothing


Medieval Latin rēgālia, from Latin, neuter pl. of rēgālis, regal; see regal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin regalia, neuter plural of regalis ("of a king"), from rex (Wiktionary)



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