A year reckoned from the date or anniversary of a sovereign’s accession.
More example sentences
- During Roman times dates were determined either as years after the foundation of Rome, or as regnal years based on the anniversary of the Emperor's accession.
- It is uncertain why the author decides to provide birth and death years for kings, instead of the commonly-used regnal years.
- One of the most common is with reference to the reign of a king, queen, or other official so that dates are given as the regnal year of that person.
Definition of regnal year in:
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