What does regalia mean?

Definitions for regalia
rɪˈgeɪ li ə, -ˈgeɪl yəre·gali·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regalianoun

    paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)

  2. array, raiment, regalianoun

    especially fine or decorative clothing


  1. regalianoun

    royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)

  2. regalianoun

    the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice

  3. regalianoun

    decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry

  4. regalianoun

    finery or magnificent dress

  5. Etymology: From regalia, neuter plural of regalis, from rex

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REGALIAnoun

    Ensigns of royalty.

    Etymology: Latin.


  1. regalia

    Regalia refers to the emblems, symbols, or insignia of royalty or high office, often used during formal ceremonies. This can include crowns, scepters, robes, or other distinctive clothing or accessories. Regalia can also refer to the formal rights and privileges associated with a certain status or position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regalia

    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

  2. Regalia

    hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc

  3. Regalia

    sumptuous food; delicacies

  4. Regalianoun

    a kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed

  5. Etymology: [LL., from L. regalisregal. See Regal.]


  1. Regalia

    Regalia is Latin plurale tantum for the privileges and the insignia characteristic of a sovereign. The word stems from the Latin substantivation of the adjective regalis, "regal", itself from Rex, "king". It is sometimes used in the singular, regale.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regalia

    rē-gā′li-a, n.pl. the ensigns of royalty: the crown, sceptre, &c., esp. those used at a coronation: the rights and privileges of kings: the distinctive symbols of a particular order.—n. Rēgā′lē, the power of the sovereign in ecclesiastical affairs.—adj. Rēgā′lian, regal, sovereign.—ns. Rē′galism, Rēgal′ity, state of being regal: royalty: sovereignty: (Scot.) a territorial jurisdiction formerly conferred by the king.—adv. Rē′gally. [Neut. pl. of L. regalis, royal.]

  2. Regalia

    rē-gā′lya, n. a superior Cuban cigar.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Regalia

    the symbols of royalty, and more particularly those used at a coronation. The English regalia include the crown, the sceptre with the cross, the verge or rod with the dove, St. Edward's staff (in reality dating from Charles II.'s coronation), the orbs of king and queen, the sword of mercy called Curtana, the two swords of spiritual and temporal justice, the ring of alliance with the nation, bracelets, spurs, vestments, &c. These are to be seen in the Tower of London, and are valued at £3,000,000. The regalia of Scotland consist of the crown, the sceptre, and sword of State, and are on exhibition in the Crown-room in Edinburgh Castle.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Regalia is ranked #60790 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Regalia surname appeared 331 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Regalia.

    89.1% or 295 total occurrences were White.
    6% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.5% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for regalia »

  1. Algeria

  2. railage

  3. lairage

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regalia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regalia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of regalia in a Sentence

  1. Arnulf of Milan:

    captured the city of Vercelli, besieged Novara, invaded Como, and destroyed many other places opposed to him. In the end [1014-15], worn down by labor and sickness and deprived of his kingdom, he was content with the monastery named Fruttuaria alone. There, after the regalia had been placed upon the altar and he had donned the habit of a pauper, he fell asleep in his own time

  2. Jim Entrican:

    They actually asked us if we can use wooden sticks, and can you see 12 men in full regalia and another 12 charging with wooden sticks saying ‘ Bang bang ! ’ ? It just does n’t have the same effect.

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