regnant

[ reg-nuh nt ]
/ ˈrɛg nənt /

adjective

reigning; ruling (usually used following the noun it modifies): a queen regnant.
exercising authority, rule, or influence.
prevalent; widespread.

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Origin of regnant

1590–1600; < Latin rēgnant- (stem of rēgnāns), present participle of regnāre to rule; see reign, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM regnant

reg·nan·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for regnant

regnant
/ (ˈrɛɡnənt) /

adjective

(postpositive) reigning
prevalent; current

Derived forms of regnant

regnancy, noun

Word Origin for regnant

C17: from Latin regnāre to reign
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