noun, plural re·gen·cies.
Origin of regency
Examples from the Web for regency
Contemporary Examples of regency
Earlier this week, Regency Centers, a shopping center developer, sold $250 million in so-called green bonds.The Bond Market Goes Green
The Daily Beast
May 27, 2014
It began, for them all, with the urge to seek some form of liberty and escape the stultifying conventions of Regency England.The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever
November 24, 2013
Scher set up a face-to-face meeting with John Edwards on September 18 at the Regency Hotel in New York City.
Over drinks at the Regency that afternoon it was mutually decided that Miss Hunter would no longer travel with the candidate.
The most likely scenario is a collective leadership that will rule in the name of the Kim family—in effect, a regency.Report: Kim Jong-un Halts Military Exercises
The Daily Beast
December 21, 2011
Historical Examples of regency
A regency was proposed; and six physicians were called in to act in consultation.Beaux and Belles of England
The power of the council of the regency and its composition fell.
I speak here only of his conduct since the establishment of the regency.
On leaving the Regency, he came back to Ryder Street and dressed for dinner.The Education of Eric Lane
They exercise daily, and have petitioned to be authorised by their Regency.
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for regency
noun the Regency
early 15c., "government by regents," from Medieval Latin regentia, from Latin regens (see regent). Notable instances were: France 1715-1723 (under Philip, Duke of Orleans), Britain 1811-1820 (under George, Prince of Wales, Prince Regent), "in each case with suggestion of debauchery" [Weekley]. In reference to the style of that time, attested from 1880 (there is an unexplained use in Jane Austen from 1793). Cf. French equivalent Régence, attested in English from 1919. U.S. Albany Regency refers to dominant political faction in New York state c.1820-1850.