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rein

noun

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1 usually reins plural the place of leadership or command
  • after the president resigned, the vice president stepped in and took the reins of the company

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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

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3 usually reins plural 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

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rein

verb

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The first known use of rein was in the 13th century

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“Rein.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rein. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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