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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

queen′ reg′nant(n.)

  1. a queen who reigns in her own right.

    Category: Government

Origin of queen regnant:

1840–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. queen, queen regnant, female monarch(noun)

    a female sovereign ruler

Wiktionary

  1. queen regnant(Noun)

    a female monarch who reigns in her own right, in contrast to a queen consort, who is the wife of a reigning king.

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  1. Queen regnant

    A queen regnant is a female monarch who reigns in her own right, in contrast to a queen consort, who is the wife of a reigning king. An empress regnant is a female monarch who reigns in her own right over an empire. A queen regnant possesses and exercises sovereign powers. The husband of a queen regnant does not usually share his wife's rank, title or sovereignty. A queen consort shares her husband's rank and titles, but does not share the sovereignty of her husband. A queen dowager is the widow of a king who reigned in his own right. A queen mother is a queen dowager who is also the mother of a reigning sovereign.

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