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Reign

Reign

WordNet



noun


(1)   Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
(2)   The period during which a monarch is sovereign
"During the reign of Henry VIII"
(3)   A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
"He was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

verb


(4)   Have sovereign power
"Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
(5)   Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The exercise of sovereign power.
    England prosperred under Elizabeth's reign.
  2. The period during which a monarch rules.
    The reign of Victoria was a long one.

Verb



  1. To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
    He reigned in an autocratic manner.