Origin of regnant
Examples from the Web for regnant
Saying so, he caused holy lavation in an adjacent pool, and inaugurated as the regnant Regina of his royalty and realm.
Father is the leading merchant of his town; mother the social arbiter; daughter the regnant belle.American Adventures|Julian Street
The highest moral ideal is not, and never can be, the righteousness that is regnant, but that which is militant and agonizing.The Expositor's Bible|George Adam Smith
All form of persuasion is empty except in vital association with regnant obedience.The Elect Lady|George MacDonald
I dreaded the flash of lovely flame, and the outburst of regnant anger, ere I should have time to say that I was not to blame.The Portent and Other Stories|George MacDonald
Word Origin for regnant
"reigning, exercising authority," c.1600, from Latin regnantem (nominative regnans) "reigning," present participle stem of regnare "to reign" (see reign). Adjective regnal (1610s) means "pertaining to a reign," especially in reference to the day or year a reign began.