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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diadem \Di"a*dem\, n. [F. diad[`e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to bind round; dia` through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr. d[=a] to bind.] 1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general. "The regal diadem." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center. [1913 Webster] Diadem lemur. (Zool.) See Indri. Diadem spider (Zool.), the garden spider. [1913 Webster]