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queen regnant

noun
  1. a queen who reigns in her own right.
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Origin of queen regnant

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for queen regnant

Historical Examples of queen regnant

  • She assumed the title of Queen-regnant of England and Ireland.

    Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. II. (of III)

    Rosalie Kaufman

  • Her little grand-daughter, afterward our queen-regnant, Anne, was staying at Colombe for her health at that time.

  • The post of almoner to the queen-regnant, Anne of Austria, was his reward.


British Dictionary definitions for queen regnant

queen regnant

noun
  1. a queen who reigns on her own behalf
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