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 for Diadem
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diadem \Di"a*dem\, n. [F. diad[`e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr.
     ? to bind round; dia` through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr.
     d[=a] 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.
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     2. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as
        symbolized by the crown.
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     3. (Her.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also
        of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.
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     Diadem lemur. (Zool.) See Indri.
  
     Diadem spider (Zool.), the garden spider.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diadem \Di"a*dem\, v. t.
     To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
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           Not so, when diadem'd with rays divine.  --Pope.
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           To terminate the evil,
           To diadem the right.                     --R. H. Neale.
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