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Tue Jan 15 16:08:14 PST 2008
*re·ga·li·a* 1. the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or
scepter. 2. the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office
or order. 3. rich, fancy, or dressy clothing; finery: *guests wearing
formal party regalia. * 4. royal rights or privileges.
1. a badge or distinguishing mark of office or honor: a military insignia.
2. a distinguishing mark or sign of anything: an insignia of mourning.
Taken from the Cunnan:
Regalia is equipment or items of clothing that are associated with an office
This type of regalia is associated with a specific office and if the office
changes hands, so does the regalia.
Regalia, as I understand it, is a symbol of denotation for an office.
This would mean that the crowns* or the King's Champion collar that Sior
Tomas currently has are both regalia of those particular offices.
*When I say "crown" (little "c"), I mean the physical headpiece. If I say
"Crown" (big "C"), I mean the King and Queen.
Insignia, on the other hand, is an award. This is to mean the formal
symbol of the award, not the idea of the award. Again to use Sior Tomas as
the example (I hope you don't mind), the garters worn around his legs are
the Centurion and Star of Merit ribbons. Those are
Thank you for prompting this, Your Excellency, as this is something that is
not always clarified to members of our great Kingdom.
On Jan 15, 2008 4:47 PM, Kaitlyn Mckenna <mistresskaitlyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Or how about Regalia vs. Insignia?
> On 1/15/08, Charlene Charette <clclists1 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > Jay Rudin wrote:
> > > *These are actually the correct usages, by the way. "Populous" is an
> > > adjective, meaning "having lots of people". "Populace" is a noun,
> > meaning
> > > the people themselves.
> > Can tomorrow's lesson be the difference between "reign" and "rein"? :-)
> > --Perronnelle
> > --
> > Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said. -- Mel
> > Brooks
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