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rɪˈgæl ɪ tire·gal·i·ty

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  1. regalitynoun

    Royalty; sovereignty; sovereign jurisdiction.

  2. Etymology: regalitas, from regalis regal, royal.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Regalitynoun

    Royalty; sovereignty; kingship.

    Etymology: regalis, Latin.

    Behold the image of mortality,
    And feeble nature cloth’d with fleshly ’tire,
    When raging passion with fierce tyranny,
    Robs reason of her due regality. Fairy Queen.

    He neither could, nor would, yield to any diminution of the crown of France, in territory or regality. Francis Bacon.

    He came partly in by the sword, and had high courage in all points of regality. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    The majesty of England might hang like Mahomet’s tomb by a magnetick charm, between the privileges of the two houses, in airy imagination of regality. Charles I .


  1. Regality

    A regality was a territorial jurisdiction in old Scots law which might be created by the King or Queen only, by granting lands to a subject in liberam regalitatem, and the tract of land over which such a right extended. A lord of regality had a civil jurisdiction equal to that of the monarch's sheriff, and more extensive criminal jurisdiction, equivalent to that of the High Court of Justiciary (except for treason). A regality was a superior jurisdiction to a barony and might be exercised over baronies within the regality. The jurisdiction was exercised by the regality court, usually presided over by the bailie or his deputy, and composed of the suitors of court, who held lands by suit of court. Initially regalities were a part of the system of government, delegated jurisdiction, but from the 14th century, the lords of regality frequently sought to usurp royal authority and establish semi-independent domains. In the 15th century, regalities again became a means of governing by delegated authority. Regalities and regality jurisdictions were abolished by the Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regalitynoun

    royalty; sovereignty; sovereign jurisdiction

  2. Regalitynoun

    an ensign or badge of royalty

  3. Etymology: [LL. regalitas, from L. regalis regal, royal. See Regal, and cf. Royality.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. hypostatization
    • B. subrogation
    • C. rung
    • D. volubility

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