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[rej-uh-men-tl] /ˌrɛdʒ əˈmɛn tl/
of or relating to a regiment.
regimentals, the uniform of a regiment.
Origin of regimental
1695-1705; regiment + -al1
Related forms
regimentally, adverb
interregimental, adjective
nonregimental, adjective
unregimental, adjective
unregimentally, adverb Unabridged
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  • regimental annuals of a humorous kind existed but were not encouraged.

    G. H. Q. Frank Fox
  • He was as indefatigable in politeness, as his wife had been in her regimental duties.

  • "I have been on many a regimental court-martial, sir," answered Captain M'Intyre.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
  • He appeared to place the regimental orderly book on a par with the Bible.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • My testimony is not of a regimental kind, for I am simply trying to tell of my own personal observation and experience.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • I have often told the story to comrades at regimental or army reunions.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • It was obvious that the regimental sanitars had been there before us because there were many new roughly made graves.

    The Dark Forest Hugh Walpole
  • Come along inside the hut; the regimental adjutant is there.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
Word Origin and History for regimental

1650s, from regiment (n.) + -al (1). As a noun, regimentals, "dress proper to a particular regiment, military uniform," is from 1742.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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