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regency

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noun re·gen·cy \ˈrē-jən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of regency

  • : a government or period of time in which a person (called a regent) rules in place of a king or queen

Full Definition of regency

plural re·gen·cies

  1. 1 :  the office, jurisdiction, or government of a regent or body of regents

  2. 2 :  a body of regents

  3. 3 :  the period of rule of a regent or body of regents

Examples of regency

  1. The people supported the regency.

  2. Peace was restored during the regency.



15th Century

First Known Use of regency

15th century


Regency

adjective re·gen·cy

Simple Definition of Regency

  • : of, relating to, or like the styles in Britain during the period 1811–20

Full Definition of Regency

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the styles of George IV's regency as Prince of Wales during the period 1811–20

Examples of regency

  1. an example of Regency furniture



1880

First Known Use of regency

1880


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