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1. Of or relating to a monarch; royal.
2. Belonging to or befitting a monarch: regal attire.
3. Magnificent; splendid.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rēgālis, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

re·gal′i·ty (rĭ-găl′ĭ-tē) n.
re′gal·ly adv.


n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state or condition of being royal; kingship or queenship; royalty
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rights or privileges of royalty
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) history
a. jurisdiction conferred by the sovereign on a powerful subject
b. a territory under such jurisdiction
4. (Historical Terms) history
a. jurisdiction conferred by the sovereign on a powerful subject
b. a territory under such jurisdiction


(rɪˈgæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. royalty, sovereignty, or kingship.
2. a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign.
3. a kingdom.
[1375–1425; late Middle English regalite < Middle French < Medieval Latin rēgālitās. See regal, -ity]
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