What does Regency mean?

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ˈri dʒən siRe·gen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regency(noun)

    the period of time during which a regent governs

  2. Regency(noun)

    the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity

  3. regency(noun)

    the office of a regent


  1. regency(Noun)

    A system of government that substitutes for the reign of a king or queen when that king or queen becomes unable to rule.

    Etymology: From rex/regere, and English abstract-noun suffix -ency.

  2. regency(Noun)

    The time during which a regent is in power.

    Etymology: From rex/regere, and English abstract-noun suffix -ency.

  3. Regency(ProperNoun)

    the historical period in the United Kingdom - specifically 1811-1820 - in which King George IV ruled as Prince Regent.

    Etymology: From rex/regere, and English abstract-noun suffix -ency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regency(adj)

    the office of ruler; rule; authority; government

    Etymology: [CF. F. rgence, LL. regentia. See Regent, a.]

  2. Regency(adj)

    especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious ruler, or of a body of regents; deputed or vicarious government

    Etymology: [CF. F. rgence, LL. regentia. See Regent, a.]

  3. Regency(adj)

    a body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted during a king's minority, absence from the kingdom, or other disability

    Etymology: [CF. F. rgence, LL. regentia. See Regent, a.]


  1. Regency

    A regent, from the Latin regens, "[one] reigning", or regency council is a person or group of persons selected to act as head of state because the ruler is a minor, not present, or debilitated. The period of rule of a regent or regents is referred to as a regency. In a monarchy, a regent usually governs due to one of these reasons, but may also be elected to rule during the interregnum when the royal line has died out. This was the case in the Kingdom of Finland and the Kingdom of Hungary, where the royal line was considered extinct in the aftermath of World War I. In Iceland, the regent represented the King of Denmark as sovereign of Iceland until the country became a republic in 1944. In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, kings were elective, which often led to a fairly long interregnum. In the interim, it was the Roman Catholic Primate who served as the regent, termed the "interrex". In the small republic of San Marino, the two Captains Regent, or Capitani Reggenti, are elected semi-annually as joint heads of state and of government. Occasionally, the term regent refers to positions lower than the ruler of a country. In the Republic of the United Provinces, the members of the ruling class, not formally hereditary but de facto patricians, were known collectively as regenten. In the Dutch East Indies, a regent was a native prince allowed to rule de facto colonized 'state' as a regentschap. Consequently, in the successor state of Indonesia, the term regent is used in English to mean a bupati.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regency

    rē′jen-si, n. the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent: a body entrusted with vicarious government.—n. Rē′gence (obs.), government.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Regency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Regency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Regency in a Sentence

  1. De Lesseps:

    If he was trying to hide something would he really be in public? In the middle of the Regency Hotel? Kissing somebody? i think he was just being stupid, and people make mistakes.

  2. Fauzan Hamzah:

    What we do now will be just like what happens currently in traditional Islamic boarding schools, i hope this policy won't only be implemented in the North Aceh regency but in the entire province.

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