regnant

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See also: régnant

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From French régnant and its source, the present participle of Latin regnāre.

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regnant (not comparable)

  1. Reigning, ruling; currently holding power. [from 15th c.]
    • 1910, A. M. Fairbairn, Studies in Religion and Theology, page 99
      The people are now the State, their will is the regnant will, and that will has this characteristic — it loves principles, it hates compromises; and the principles it loves must be regulative, fit to be applied to the work and guidance of life.
  2. Dominant; holding sway; having particular power or influence. [from 17th c.]
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 7:
      The doors of his temples were kept open in time of war, the time in which the ideas of contradiction and conflict are most naturally regnant.
  3. (postpositive) of a monarch, ruling in one's one right; often contrasted with consort and dowager
    Queen Elizabeth II reigns as queen regnant, unlike her mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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regnant (plural regnants)

  1. (obsolete) A sovereign or ruler.

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regnant

  1. present participle of regnar

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rēgnant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of rēgnō