- of or relating to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign: the second regnal year of Louis XIV.
Origin of regnal
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Inconsistent use of periods after Regnal numbers not changed.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
The first regnal act of Henry the Eighth was to strip the loyal lords of the titles conferred upon them just two years before.The White Rose of Langley
Emily Sarah Holt
The question arises from what point these regnal dates were calculated.
The reverse shows the regnal year, which ranges from eleven to forty-three, together with a mint-mark.
The regnal year is uniformly "one;" the mint-marks are Zadracarta, Iran, and Nihach, an unknown locality.
- of a sovereign, reign, or kingdom
- designating a year of a sovereign's reign calculated from the date of his or her accession
C17: from Medieval Latin rēgnālis, from Latin rēgnum sovereignty; see reign
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