regnal

adjective
reg·​nal | \ ˈreg-nᵊl How to pronounce regnal (audio) \

Definition of regnal

: of or relating to a king or his reign specifically : calculated from a monarch's accession to the throne in his eighth regnal year

Examples of regnal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Vajiralongkorn was officially coronated in 2019, three years after his father’s death, the new king was given Rama X as his regnal name. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of regnal

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for regnal

Medieval Latin regnalis, from Latin regnum reign — more at reign

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“Regnal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regnal. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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