(historical) sovereignty, dominion, authority
, author=Arthur Taylor
, title=The Glory of Regality
was in use amongst us so late as the reign of Elizabeth.
(historical) The territory over which authority extends, a kingdom, an earldom, a diocese, district, city, and so forth.
, editor=David Scot
, author=Alexander Murray
, title=History of the European Languages
, publisher=A. Constable & Co.
, passage=RAUMARICAE and RAUGNARICH are the people of the kingdom (RIKE
) of RAUMAR and RAUGNAR.
, editor=John Gough Nichols
, author=Edward VI (King of England)
, title=Literary Remains of King Edward the Sixth
, passage=The bishop (Tunstal) of Durham was deprived of his bishop-rike