rein

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rein

noun

Definition of REIN

1
usually reins pl  the place of leadership or command <after the president resigned, the vice president stepped in and took the reins of the company>
Near Antonyms ranks
2
the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries <the oversight committee called on the state to keep a much tighter rein on the activities of its contractors>
3
usually reins pl  the right or means to command or control others <a peaceful transfer of the reins of government has always been a hallmark of our nation>
Near Antonyms helplessness, weakness

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