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  1. of or relating to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign: the second regnal year of Louis XIV.
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Origin of regnal

1605–15; < Medieval Latin rēgnālis, equivalent to Latin rēgn(um) rule, kingdom + -ālis -al1; see reign
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  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 Origin for regnal

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