regalia

regalia
regalia PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) 1) the insignia of royalty, especially the crown and other ornaments used at a coronation. 2) the distinctive clothing and trappings of high office, worn at formal occasions.
USAGE The word regalia comes from Latin and is, technically speaking, the plural of the adjective regalis. However, in modern English use it behaves as a collective noun, similar to words like government, which means that it can be used with either a singular or plural verb.
ORIGIN Latin, 'royal privileges' .

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  • Régalia — Regalia Main de justice, Louvre Les regalia sont un ensemble d objets symboliques de royauté. Chaque monarchie a ses propres regalia qui ont une histoire souvent légendaire. Elles sont conservées précieusement comme des trésors et se constituent… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Regalia — is Latin plurale tantum for the privileges and the insignia characteristic of a Sovereign. The word stems from the Latin substantivation of the adjective regalis , regal , itself from Rex , king . Regalia in the AbstractThe term can refer to… …   Wikipedia

  • Regalía — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Una regalía o royalty es el pago que se efectúa al titular de derechos de autor, patentes, marcas o know how a cambio del derecho a usarlos o explotarlos, o que debe realizarse al Estado por el uso o extracción de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Regalia — • The insignia of royalty or crown jewels Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Regalia     Regalia     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • regalía — (Del lat. regālis, regio). 1. f. Preeminencia, prerrogativa o excepción particular y privativa que en virtud de suprema potestad ejerce un soberano en su reino o Estado; p. ej., el batir moneda. 2. Privilegio que la Santa Sede concede a los reyes …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Regalia — Re*ga li*a (r?*g? l?*?), n. pl. [LL., from L. regalisregal. See {Regal}.] 1. That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regalia — /rega lia/ s.f. [dal lat. mediev. regalia le cose del re , neutro pl. di regalis del re , interpretato come se derivasse da regalare ]. [regalo, di solito in denaro, che si fa a un dipendente come compenso di servizi prestati] ▶◀ mancia, (lett.)… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • regalia — 1530s, rights and powers of a king, from L. regalia royal things, from neut. pl. of regalis (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). Meaning decorations or insignia of an order first recorded 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Regalia — Re*ga li*a, n. A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regalĭa — (Königszigarre), durch Größe und Feinheit sich auszeichnende Zigarrenforte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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