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queen regent

noun
  1. a queen who reigns in behalf of another.
  2. queen regnant.
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Origin of queen regent

First recorded in 1755–65
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Historical Examples of queen regent

  • How came the Queen-Regent to hear of—of mademoiselle's—ah—situation?

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The Queen-regent was assailed by other enemies, and yielded to her fate.

  • In the City yesterday news was spread of the death of the Queen-Regent.

  • In order to do this, however, he had to pass close by the Queen-Regent and her consort.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett

  • Further conversation was cut short by the entrance of the Queen-Regent.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for queen regent

queen regent

noun
  1. a queen who acts as regent
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