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prince regent

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noun
  1. a prince who is regent of a country.

Origin of prince regent

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • They came to look for rooms while you were off waiting for the Prince-Regent, and I saw them.

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  • The prince-regent was forced Pg 613 to fly by sea, and the French overran the whole of his kingdom.

  • The prince-regent now began to rule as George IV., but his accession made no practical difference in politics.

  • Parliament re-assembled on the 7th of January, when the speech of the prince-regent was delivered by commission.

  • Then the priests with joyful hearts installed Dyumatsena on the throne with his high-souled son as prince-regent.


British Dictionary definitions for prince regent

prince regent

noun
  1. a prince who acts as regent during the minority, disability, or absence of the legal sovereign

Prince Regent

noun
  1. George IV as regent of Great Britain and Ireland during the insanity of his father (1811–20)
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