noun, plural re·gal·i·ties.

royalty, sovereignty, or kingship.
a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign.
a kingdom.
(in Scotland)
  1. territorial jurisdiction of a royal nature formerly conferred by the sovereign.
  2. a territory subject to such jurisdiction.

Origin of regality

1375–1425; late Middle English regalite < Middle French < Medieval Latin rēgālitās. See regal1, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for regality

Contemporary Examples of regality

Historical Examples of regality

  • Here love of Spartan simplicity, and there of splendour and regality and monarchism?



  • The lands of Balmadie are in the lordship and regality of Abernethy.

  • There was a confusion of regality, displeasure, and grim humour in her attitude.


    Hugh Walpole

  • His costume was strange, but very striking, and gave him a regality of appearance.

  • This, I am sorry to say, was his usual mode of asserting his regality when he thought his dignity was in danger.

British Dictionary definitions for regality


noun plural -ties

the state or condition of being royal; kingship or queenship; royalty
the rights or privileges of royalty
Scot history
  1. jurisdiction conferred by the sovereign on a powerful subject
  2. a territory under such jurisdiction
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