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University bands, cheerleaders and honor guards were in full regalia.
Another popular event was a fashion show that showcased fishing regalia and vintage items.
The band was followed by a religious confraternity in full regalia, as members of the military police’s art-theft unit carried the statue to Monteroduni’s main church.
In a creepy takeover of Portland, Oregon's Willamette River, an estimated 30 stand-up paddleboarders dressed in witch regalia glided across water's surface on Sunday.
Occasionally, some may even drop behind the news desk in full regalia.
Here is her Make America Great Again/flag costume, complete with a charming caption: Conservative Twitter was very excited about seeing her wearing all sorts of flag regalia.
Hollinger explains that the hat acts as regalia, a symbol of the Killer Whale clan, and does not become at.óow upon its use in a performance.
The Young Pope is indubitably a prestige drama, but we have been directed to take particular notice of the cheek, the wink, the regalia, and the GIFable sunhats, instead of its seriousness of purpose.
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Did You Know?
Just as regal describes a king or queen—that is, a ruler—regalia originally meant the things, and especially the dress and decoration, that belong exclusively to a monarch. The British monarchy's regalia include the crown jewels (crown, scepter, orb, sword, etc.) that lend luster to royal coronations. Academic regalia—the caps, gowns, and hoods worn by students receiving their degrees—link institutions to their past by preserving the dress worn at universities since their beginnings in the Middle Ages, when long hooded robes were needed for warmth.
Origin and Etymology of regalia
First Known Use: circa 1540See Words from the same year
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