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

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.


Origin of regalia

1530–40; < Medieval Latin rēgālia things pertaining to a king, noun use of neuter plural of Latin rēgālis regal1

Can be confused

regal regale regalia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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