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Definition of "regalia" [re•ga•li•a]

  • The emblems and symbols of royalty, such as the crown and scepter. (noun-plural)
  • The rights and privileges of royalty. (noun-plural)
  • The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society. (noun-plural)
  • Magnificent attire; finery. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "regalia" in a sentence
  • "According to the usage current in the British Isles the term regalia is almost always employed to denote the insignia of royalty or "crown jewels"."
  • "It's a crowning of a Muxe queen and a huge dance show and party with live music, attended by many men in the traditional women's regalia from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as well as many men in nightclubbing wear."
  • "Example of one informing source for elemental causes in the parade of doom floats and doom regalia is TheOilDrum."