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ˈrɛg nəntreg·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regnant, reigning, rulingadjective

    exercising power or authority


  1. regnantadjective

    Reigning, ruling; currently holding power.

  2. regnantadjective

    Dominant, holding sway; holding particular power or influence.

  3. Etymology: From regnant and its source, the present participle of regnare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Regnantadjective

    Reigning; predominant; prevalent; having power.

    Etymology: French.

    Princes are shy of their successors, and there may be reasonably supposed in queens regnant a little proportion of tenderness that way, more than in kings. Henry Wotton.

    The law was regnant, and confin’d his thought,
    Hell was not conquer’d, when the poet wrote. Edmund Waller.

    His guilt is clear, his proofs are pregnant,
    A traytor to the vices regnant. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.


  1. regnant

    A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarch, is head of state for life or until abdication. The political legitimacy and authority of the monarch may vary from restricted and largely symbolic (constitutional monarchy), to fully autocratic (absolute monarchy), and can expand across the domains of the executive, legislative, and judicial. The succession of monarchs in many cases has been hereditical, often building dynastic periods. However, elective and self-proclaimed monarchies have also happened. Aristocrats, though not inherent to monarchies, often serve as the pool of persons to draw the monarch from and fill the constituting institutions (e.g. diet and court), giving many monarchies oligarchic elements. Monarchs can carry various titles such as emperor, empress, king, and queen. Monarchies can form federations, personal unions and realms with vassals through personal association with the monarch, which is a common reason for monarchs carrying several titles. Monarchies were the most common form of government until the 20th century, by which time republics had replaced many monarchies. Today forty-three sovereign nations in the world have a monarch, including fifteen Commonwealth realms that share King Charles III as their head of state. Other than that, there is a range of sub-national monarchical entities. Most of the modern monarchies tend to be constitutional monarchies, retaining under a constitution unique legal and ceremonial roles for the monarch, exercising limited or no political power, similar to heads of state in a parliamentary republic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regnantadjective

    exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant

  2. Regnantadjective

    having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent

  3. Etymology: [L. regnans, -antis, p. pr. of regnare to reign: cf. F rgnant. See Reign.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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