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regality

[ri-gal-i-tee]
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noun, plural re·gal·i·ties.
  1. royalty, sovereignty, or kingship.
  2. a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign.
  3. a kingdom.
  4. (in Scotland)
    1. territorial jurisdiction of a royal nature formerly conferred by the sovereign.
    2. a territory subject to such jurisdiction.
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Origin of regality

1375–1425; late Middle English regalite < Middle French < Medieval Latin rēgālitās. See regal1, -ity
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Related Words for regality

percentage, realm, power, majesty, sovereign, rank, regency, sovereignty, kingship, queenship, regality

Examples from the Web for regality

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Historical Examples of regality

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

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • 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.

    Fortitude

    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

regality

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