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- raygne (obsolete)
reign (plural reigns)
- The exercise of sovereign power.
- England prospered under Elizabeth's reign.
- Saturn's sons received the threefold reign / Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath.
- The period during which a monarch rules.
- The reign of Victoria was a long one.
- The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.
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The exercise of sovereign power
The period during which a monarch rules
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- (intransitive) To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
- He reigned in an autocratic manner.
exercise sovereign power