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regnal

[ reg-nl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign:

    the second regnal year of Louis XIV.



regnal

/ ˈrɛɡnəl /

adjective

  1. of a sovereign, reign, or kingdom
  2. designating a year of a sovereign's reign calculated from the date of his or her accession


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Word History and Origins

Origin of regnal1

1605–15; < Medieval Latin rēgnālis, equivalent to Latin rēgn ( um ) rule, kingdom + -ālis -al 1; reign
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Word History and Origins

Origin of regnal1

C17: from Medieval Latin rēgnālis , from Latin rēgnum sovereignty; see reign
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Example Sentences

In process of time, however, the custom of dating by the regnal year of the king became general.

Inconsistent use of periods after Regnal numbers not changed.

The regnal year was usually cited; but the year of the Incarnation was also sometimes given.

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.

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