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regnal Line breaks: reg¦nal
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛɡn(ə)l/

Definition of regnal in English:


Of a reign or monarch: she organizes her material by regnal periods
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  • An odd handful, notably Buckingham Palace and the Vatican, survive in regnal use; the rest exist purely as public museums.
  • A new challenge arose when Bessus, who had withdrawn to his satrapy, proclaimed himself King of Kings under the regnal name Artaxerxes V.
  • According to tradition, Numa was the great civil and sacred lawgiver of regnal Rome.


Early 17th century: from Anglo-Latin regnalis, from Latin regnum 'kingdom'.

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