- a queen who reigns in behalf of another.
- queen regnant.
Origin of queen regent
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for queen regent
How came the Queen-Regent to hear of—of mademoiselle's—ah—situation?St. Martin's Summer
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.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835
Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
In order to do this, however, he had to pass close by the Queen-Regent and her consort.
Further conversation was cut short by the entrance of the Queen-Regent.
- a queen who acts as regent
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