Definitions: (1) exhibiting notable excellence or even magnificence; splendid; (2) relating to or suitable for royalty

• Purple puts us in touch with the part of ourselves that is regal. Purple is the queen in all women; it helps us keep our backs straight and heads held high. — Byllye Yvonne Avery (1937-) American activist
• It is from Christ that we are to learn how God relates himself to sin, suffering, evil, and death. It would seem that he provides us little evidence of anything other than a regal, relentless, and miraculous compassion; sin he forgives, suffering he heals, evil he casts out, and death he conquers. — David Bentley Hart (1965-) American writer