Definitions

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

  • adj. Being a specified year of a monarch's reign calculated from the date of accession: in her 12th regnal year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch (or pope)
  • adj. Describing the year of a monarch's reign starting from the date of accession

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the reign of a monarch.

Etymologies

Medieval Latin rēgnālis, royal, from Latin rēgnum, reign; see reign.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • This is a truly regal word.

    August 8, 2008