Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The emblems and symbols of royalty, such as the crown and scepter.
  • noun plural The rights and privileges of royalty.
  • noun plural The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
  • noun plural Magnificent attire; finery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as regale.
  • noun A superior kind of cigar. See the quotation.
  • noun Plural of regale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
  • noun plural 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.
  • noun plural Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
  • noun plural obsolete Sumptuous food; delicacies.
  • noun plural the privileges granted to it by kings; sometimes, its patrimony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)
  • noun the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice
  • noun decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry
  • noun finery or magnificent dress
  • noun archaic A kind of large cigar of superior quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
  • noun especially fine or decorative clothing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin rēgālia, from Latin, neuter pl. of rēgālis, regal; see regal.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • According to the usage current in the British Isles the term regalia is almost always employed to denote the insignia of royalty or "crown jewels".

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  • It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.

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  • It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.

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  • It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.

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  • To dress in regalia in public is a both a personal choice and a political statement.

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  • It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.

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  • It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear.

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  • Alison Lambert and Jessica Klikach were out in Hawaiian regalia, while Kendra Von Bremen and Catherine Allan of Revelstoke dressed up Zorro and Gunslinger respectively.

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