from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The emblems and symbols of royalty, such as the crown and scepter.
- n.pl. The rights and privileges of royalty.
- n.pl. The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
- n.pl. Magnificent attire; finery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)
- n. the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice
- n. decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry
- n. finery or magnificent dress
- n. A kind of large cigar of superior quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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.
- n.pl. Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
- n.pl. Sumptuous food; delicacies.
- n. A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of regale.
- n. Same as regale.
- n. A superior kind of cigar. See the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
- n. especially fine or decorative clothing
Medieval Latin rēgālia, from Latin, neuter pl. of rēgālis, regal; see regal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin regalia, neuter plural of regalis ("of a king"), from rex (Wiktionary)