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regalia

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noun plural re·ga·lia \ri-ˈgāl-yə\

Simple Definition of regalia

  • : special clothes and decorations (such as a crown or scepter) for official ceremonies

  • : special clothing of a particular kind

Full Definition of regalia

  1. 1 :  royal rights or prerogatives

  2. 2 a :  the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty b :  decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership

  3. 3 :  special dress; especially :  finery

Origin of regalia

Medieval Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of regalis


First Known Use: circa 1540

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