Re*ga"le (r?*g?"l?), n. [LL. regale, pl. regalia, fr. L. regalis: cf. F. r'egale. See Regal.]

A prerogative of royalty.

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Johnson.

 

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Re*gale" (r?*g?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regaled (-g?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Regaling.] [F. r'egaler, Sp. regalar to regale, to caress, to melt, perhaps fr. L. regalare to thaw (cff. Gelatin), or cf. Sp. gala graceful, pleasing address, choicest part of a thing (cf. Gala), or most likely from OF. galer to rejoice, gale pleasure.]

To enertan in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear.

 

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Re*gale", v. i.

To feast; t fare sumtuously.

 

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Re*gale", n. [F. r'egal. See Regale, v. t.]

A sumptuous repast; a banquet.

Johnson. Cowper.

Two baked custards were produced as additions to the regale. E. E. Hale.

 

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