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Belonging or relating to a monarch; regal:‘regalian rights’
- ‘Under the regalian doctrine, forestland became public domain.’
- ‘Even before his death in 911, Æthelfleda is recorded as exercising regalian power in the province in the ‘Mercian Register’, a fragment of a Mercian chronicle incorporated into some versions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.’
- ‘The relentless search for new revenues during the Dutch war had led him in 1673 to seek an extension of the regalian rights whereby the crown enjoyed the revenues of vacant episcopal sees.’
Early 19th century: from French régalien, from Latin regalis regal.
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