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regalia

[ ri-gey-lee-uh, -geyl-yuh ]
/ rɪˈgeɪ li ə, -ˈgeɪl yə /
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plural noun

the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter.
the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office or order.
rich, fancy, or dressy clothing; finery: guests wearing formal party regalia.
royal rights or privileges.

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Origin of regalia

1530–40; <Medieval Latin rēgālia things pertaining to a king, noun use of neuter plural of Latin rēgālisregal1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regalia

regal, regale, regalia

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British Dictionary definitions for regalia

regalia
/ (rɪˈɡeɪlɪə) /

pl n (sometimes functioning as singular)

the ceremonial emblems or robes of royalty, high office, an order, etc
any splendid or special clothes; finery

Word Origin for regalia

C16: from Medieval Latin: royal privileges, from Latin rēgālis regal 1
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