regalia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin regalia, neuter plural of regalis (of a king), from rex

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Noun[edit]

regalia (plural only)

  1. royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)
  2. the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice
  3. decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry
  4. finery or magnificent dress
  5. (obsolete) Sumptuous food; delicacies.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotton to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

regalia (plural regalias)

  1. (archaic) A kind of large cigar of superior quality.
    • 1840, Isaac Butt, Irish Life (page 294)
      I have taken care that there's both brandy and whiskey nicely stowed away in the barrack-room, with plenty of prime regalia cigars []
    • 1850, United States. Congress, Congressional Edition: Volume 552 (page 868)
      The quantity of regalias imported into northern ports is comparatively small.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

regalia f (plural regalie)

  1. tip, gratuity
  2. regalia
  3. handout

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rēgālia

  1. nominative neuter plural of rēgālis
  2. accusative neuter plural of rēgālis
  3. vocative neuter plural of rēgālis