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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regency

plural regencies

  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 in a sentence

  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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  1. an example of Regency furniture



1880

First Known Use of regency

1880


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