from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The emblems and symbols of royalty, such as the crown and scepter.
- n.pl. The rights and privileges of royalty.
- n.pl. The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
- n.pl. 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.pl. 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.
- n.pl. Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
- n.pl. Sumptuous food; delicacies.
- n. A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
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
According to the usage current in the British Isles the term regalia is almost always employed to denote the insignia of royalty or "crown jewels".
Example of one informing source for elemental causes in the parade of doom floats and doom regalia is TheOilDrum.
To dress in regalia in public is a both a personal choice and a political statement.
It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.
Alison Lambert and Jessica Klikach were out in Hawaiian regalia, while Kendra Von Bremen and Catherine Allan of Revelstoke dressed up Zorro and Gunslinger respectively.
Here the crowns, sceptres, and other glittering royal treasures of the English rulers-known as the regalia-are closely guarded.
In the meantime Philip continued in a merciless way his fiscal oppression of the Church, and abused more than ever the so-called regalia, or royal privilege of collecting the revenues of a diocese during its vacancy.
The splendour of His regalia is the brightness that emanates from Himself.
The royal dignity was their glory, but that also was gone: The crown has fallen from our head, not only the king himself fallen into disgrace, but the crown; he has no successor; the regalia are all lost.
The regalia are a formal reminder of what Karnes has accomplished during her four years at Oak Ridge Military Academy, achievements that include being named battalion commander, the highest ranking officer at the school.