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regality

[ri-gal-i-tee] /rɪˈgæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural regalities.
1.
royalty, sovereignty, or kingship.
2.
a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign.
3.
a kingdom.
4.
  1. territorial jurisdiction of a royal nature formerly conferred by the sovereign.
  2. a territory subject to such jurisdiction.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English regalite < Middle French < Medieval Latin rēgālitās. See regal1, -ity
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Examples for regality
  • Burgh of regality, granted to a nobleman or lord of regality.
British Dictionary definitions for regality

regality

/riːˈɡælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or condition of being royal; kingship or queenship; royalty
2.
the rights or privileges of royalty
3.
(Scot, history)
  1. jurisdiction conferred by the sovereign on a powerful subject
  2. a territory under such jurisdiction
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