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noun, plural reg·u·lae [reg-yuh-lee] /ˈrɛg yəˌli/.
  1. (in a Doric entablature) a fillet, continuing a triglyph beneath the taenia, from which guttae are suspended.
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Origin of regula

1555–65; < Latin rēgula ruler, pattern (akin to rēx king, regere to rule; see -ule)
Also called guttae band.
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Historical Examples of regula

  • Six furlongs is Regula's distance, and she will then lie down and die.

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  • Only four of the nuns have taken the vows according to the regula.

  • But the symbol became more and more the support of the regula.

  • Regula Baddun's owner, waiting by the two bricks, gave one deep sigh of relief, and cantered back to the stand.

  • Regular properly relates to a rule (regula) more definite than the law of antecedent and consequent.

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