Being a specified year of a monarch's reign calculated from the date of accession: in her 12th regnal year.

[Medieval Latin rēgnālis, royal, from Latin rēgnum, reign; see reign.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of a sovereign, reign, or kingdom
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) designating a year of a sovereign's reign calculated from the date of his or her accession
[C17: from Medieval Latin rēgnālis, from Latin rēgnum sovereignty; see reign]


(ˈrɛg nl)

of or pertaining to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign: the second regnal year of Louis XIV.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin rēgnālis= Latin rēgn(um) rule, kingdom + -ālis -al1; compare reign]
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