regnal
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin regnalis, from Latin regnum reign — more at reign Date: 1612 of or relating to a king or his reign; specifically calculated from a monarch's accession to the throne <
in his eighth regnal year
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  • Regnal — Reg nal (r?g nal), a. [L. regnum reign.] Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch; as, regnal years. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regnal — [reg′nəl] adj. [ML regnalis < L regnum,REIGN] of a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign …   English World dictionary

  • regnal — /reg nl/, adj. of or pertaining to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign: the second regnal year of Louis XIV. [1605 15; < ML regnalis, equiv. to L regn(um) rule, kingdom + alis AL1; see REIGN] * * * …   Universalium

  • regnal — reg•nal [[t]ˈrɛg nl[/t]] adj. of or pertaining to a sovereign, sovereignty, or reign: the second regnal year of Louis XIV[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15; < ML rēgnālis= L rēgn(um) rule, kingdom + ālis al I; cf. reign …   From formal English to slang

  • regnal — /ˈrɛgnəl/ (say regnuhl) adjective of or relating to reigning, sovereignty, or a reign: the second regnal year. {Medieval Latin regnālis, from Latin regnum kingdom} …   Australian English dictionary

  • regnal — adj. of a reign. Phrases and idioms: regnal year a year reckoned from the date or anniversary of a sovereign s accession. Etymology: AL regnalis (as REIGN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • regnal — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch (or pope) b) Describing the year of a monarchs reign starting from the date of accession …   Wiktionary

  • regnal — regnÉ™l adj. pertaining to a king, pertaining to a monarch; pertaining to a kingdom, pertaining to a sovereignty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • regnal — [ rɛgn(ə)l] adjective of a reign or monarch. Origin C17: from Anglo Latin regnalis, from L. regnum kingdom …   English new terms dictionary

  • regnal — reg·nal …   English syllables

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