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Regale

 

(1) In feudal Europe, the monopolistic right of the emperor or king or a right bestowed on an important feudal lord to receive certain kinds of income. Regalia principally included monetary, mining, salt, timber, judicial, and trade privileges. The incomes from vacant episcopal sees was an important imperial regale.

(2) In the plural, regalia, the external symbols of monarchical power, including the crown, scepter, orb, throne, and purple.

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Instead of regaling them with showbiz anecdotes about her time as Mrs Victor Meldrew, she droned on and on about the charity she supports, the Retired Greyhound Trust.
REGALING Chelsea programme readers with the tale of how he turned down a faxed request for press passes from the assistant editor of Brazilian Playboy, Ken Bates couldn't help himself.
The former Tory minister, who revealed last year she had an affair with former prime minister John Major, will be regaling fundraisers with her parliamentary exploits over a three-course dinner at Colin's Bridewell restaurant, Campbell Street, Liverpool, on September 24 from 7.30pm.
He was regaling a group of loitering young men with his stories.
He all but shouted the punch line, regaling my father and Phil Posson.