Substantivated plural of the Latin adjective regalis, meaning of a Rex=king.
regalia is a plurale tantum : the grammatical singular regalis is not normally used.
- royal rights, prerogatives and privileges - actually enjoyed by any sovereign, regardless of his title (emperor, grand duke etcetera)
- the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty or any other sovereign status; such as a crown, orb, sceptre, sword of justice
- decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership of an order or society; such as freemasonry
- finery or magnificent dress
Finnish: regaalit (2,3), arvonmerkit (2,3)
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- tip, gratuity