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prince regent

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

  • 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

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

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