verb (used without object)
- reifenstein's syndrome,
- reign of terror,
- reik, theodor
Origin of reign
Examples from the Web for reign
“I think Sex Ed is equally, if not more, important than mathematics or English,” says Reign.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains|Aurora Snow|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However it is that she got there, we know the reign of the tyrants at Grady Memorial is coming to a close.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Umberto, who went by Albert, oversaw mob killings during his reign in the mid-1900s.
But one thing is becoming clearer: No matter who is nominally in charge, chaos will reign.There’s a Senate Civil War Coming, No Matter Who Wins in November|David Freedlander|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thompson beat out Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA, ending a reign that last more than 23 years.
Afar, is the reign of philosophy; close up is the chaos of the Carlovingian era.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
The banquet in the air on the present occasion could only be done justice to by the courtly painters of the reign of Louis XV.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
It was in this reign of universal religious toleration that the Christian religion was brought forth and developed.
They mostly began to reign as old men, and their reigns were short, averaging less than two years each.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Early in his reign he had glanced at Irish politics and it seems had thought of union.Irish History and the Irish Question|Goldwin Smith
Word Origin for reign
early 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reigne "kingdom, land, country" (Modern French règne), from Latin regnum "kingship, dominion, rule, realm," related to regere (see regal). Meaning "period of rule" first recorded mid-14c.
"to hold or exercise sovereign power," late 13c., from Old French regner "rule, reign" (12c.), from Latin regnare "have royal power, be king, rule, reign," from regnum (see reign (n.)). Related: Reigned; reigning; regnal.