noun, plural re·gen·cies.
- regenerative cooling
Origin of regency
Examples from the Web for regency
Earlier this week, Regency Centers, a shopping center developer, sold $250 million in so-called green bonds.
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|Emma Garman|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
Lamartine raised his head and said: "I will oppose the Regency."The Memoirs of Victor Hugo|Victor Hugo
She went to the vast Regency desk, idly fingering papers, and laid hold of a document.The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
The bank being approved of in this manner, it had next to be proposed to the regency council.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Many of the lords dreaded the long minority of the infant prince, and the government of the regency which would probably ensue.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
This, if successful, would destroy the control of the "Regency" over the electoral vote.The Middle Period 1817-1858|John William Burgess
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.