- a prince who is regent of a country.
Origin of prince regent
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for prince regent
They came to look for rooms while you were off waiting for the Prince-Regent, and I saw them.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
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.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Then the priests with joyful hearts installed Dyumatsena on the throne with his high-souled son as prince-regent.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2
Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
- a prince who acts as regent during the minority, disability, or absence of the legal sovereign
- George IV as regent of Great Britain and Ireland during the insanity of his father (1811–20)
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