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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Kingly  \King"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Kinglier};  superl.  {Kingliest}.] 
  Belonging  to  suitable  to  or  becoming,  a  king; 
  characteristic  of  resembling,  a  king;  directed  or 
  administered  by  a  king;  monarchical;  royal;  sovereign;  regal; 
  august;  noble;  grand.  ``Kingly  magnificence.''  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney.  ``A  kingly  government.''  --Swift.  ``The  kingly 
  couch.''  --Shak. 
  The  kingliest  kings  are  crowned  with  thorn.  --G. 
  Leave  kingly  backs  to  cope  with  kingly  cares  --Cowper. 
  Syn:  Regal;  royal;  monarchical;  imperial;  august;  sovereign; 
  noble;  splendid. 
  Usage:  {Kingly},  {Regal}.  Kingly  is  Anglo-Saxon,  and  refers 
  especially  to  the  character  of  a  king;  regal  is  Latin, 
  and  now  relates  more  to  his  office.  The  former  is 
  chiefly  used  of  dispositions,  feelings,  and  purposes 
  which  are  kinglike;  as  kingly  sentiments;  kingly 
  condescension;  ``  a  kingly  heart  for  enterprises.'' 
  --Sir  P.  Sidney.  The  latter  is  oftener  applied  to 
  external  state,  pomp,  etc.;  as  regal  state,  regal 
  title,  etc  This  distinction  is  not  observed  by  our 
  early  writers,  but  is  gaining  ground.