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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REGALEMENT

Matilda's charming company and conversation was his regalement.

For the regalement of my inside the preparations had been lavish.

Yes, I'd really take it as a pastime and regalement if you boys would go along too.'

More, she fed him, and her last drop of new milk and her last and tenderest morsel of meat were reserved for his regalement.

WORD ORIGIN

"entertain splendidly," 1650s, from French régaler "to entertain or feast," from Old French regale, rigale, from gale "merriment," from galer "make merry" (see gallant (adj.)). Influenced in Old French by se rigoler "amuse oneself, rejoice," of unknown origin. Italian regalo is from French. Related: Regaled; regaling.

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