regency

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

regency (countable and uncountable, plural regencies)

  1. A system of government that substitutes for the reign of a king or queen when that king or queen becomes unable to rule.
  2. The time during which a regent is in power.

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