regency

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin regentia, from Latin regens, present participle of regō, regere, cf. regent and -cy, +‎ -ency ‎(abstract-noun suffix).

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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