regency

noun re·gen·cy \ ˈrē-jən(t)-sē \

Definition of regency

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

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When Was the regency Period?

In Britain, the years from the time when George III was declared insane until his death (1811–1820) are known as the Regency period, since in these years his son, the future George IV, served as Prince Regent, or acting monarch. (Sometimes the term covers the period up to the end of George IV's own reign in 1830.) The Regency is remembered for its elegant architecture and fashions, its literature (especially the works of Jane Austen), and its politics. Today hotels, furniture, and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic carry the name "Regency" to identify with the period's style, and hundreds of modern romance novels—called simply "Regencies"—have been set in the period.

First Known Use of regency

15th century


Regency

adjective

Definition of Regency

: 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

First Known Use of regency

1811


REGENCY Defined for English Language Learners

regency

noun

Definition of regency for English Language Learners

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


Regency

adjective

Definition of Regency for English Language Learners

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


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