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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The office of a person who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign adj. - Of or relating to a period of time when a person substitutes for a sovereign.

Usage examples (33)
  • If the regency were allowed to my brother, as head of the house of Cummin, that dignity now rests with me.
  • The government -- that is, the regency that Peter had left in charge -- sent out deputies, who attempted to pacify them, but could not succeed.
  • We do not mean to discuss, in this place, the question, whether the views of Mr. Pitt or those of Mr. Fox respecting the regency were the more correct.
  • By the eleventh, this assembly was to name a regency, composed of three persons, to compose the executive power, and to govern in the name of the monarch, until his arrival. for more
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