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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Sumptuous food; delicacies. [Obs.] --Cotton. [1913 Webster] Regalia of a church, the privileges granted to it by kings; sometimes, its patrimony. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]