What does the word regal mean?

Usage examples for regal

  1. She stood erect, but it was by the help of her grasp on the balustrade; and though her diamonds shone and her whole appearance in her sweeping dinner- dress was almost regal, there was mortal apprehension in her eye and a passion of inquiry in her whole attitude which I was glad her husband was not there to see. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  2. He is in love with this regal creature, then? – Washington Square by Henry James