[ri-gey-lee-uh, -geyl-yuh]
plural noun
the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter.
the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office or order.
rich, fancy, or dressy clothing; finery: guests wearing formal party regalia.
royal rights or privileges.

1530–40; < Medieval Latin rēgālia things pertaining to a king, noun use of neuter plural of Latin rēgālis regal1

regal, regale, regalia. Unabridged
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regalia (rɪˈɡeɪlɪə)
pl n
1.  the ceremonial emblems or robes of royalty, high office, an order, etc
2.  any splendid or special clothes; finery
[C16: from Medieval Latin: royal privileges, from Latin rēgālisregal1]

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Word Origin & History

1540, "rights and powers of a king," from L. regalia "royal things," from neut. pl. of regalis (see regal). Meaning "decorations or insignia of an order" first recorded 1676.
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Example sentences
The exhibit features everything from traditional regalia to ceremonial drums to headdresses to contemporary artwork.
Many of the guests threw themselves into full club regalia seldom seen since the heydays of disco.
And the regalia they donned was more along the lines of t-shirts emblazoned with moronic slogans.
The school met the wolves with regalia and song, and traditional and sacred wolf dances were re-enacted on the gymnasium floor.
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