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  • A crown.
  • An ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty.
  • Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
  • To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Di"a*dem (?), n. [F. diadème, L. diadema, fr. Gr. &?;, fr. &?; to bind round; dia` through, across + &?; to bind; cf. Skr. to bind.] 1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general. "The regal diadem." Milton.

2. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.

3. (Her.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.

Diadem lemur. (Zoöl.)See Indri. -- Diadem spider(Zoöl.), the garden spider.

Di"a*dem, v. t. To adorn with a diadem; to crown.

Not so, when diadem'd with rays divine.
Pope.

To terminate the evil,
To diadem the right.
R. H. Neale.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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