Pronunciation: (ri-gal'i-tē), [key]
1. royalty, sovereignty, or kingship.
2. a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign.
3. a kingdom.
4. (in Scotland)
a. territorial jurisdiction of a royal nature formerly conferred by the sovereign.
b. a territory subject to such jurisdiction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.