regnant
[ reg-nuhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; from Latin regnant- "reigning," from the verb regnare
Synonyms
    1.
  • sovereign
    2.
  • reigning
  • ruling
Antonyms
    1.
  • powerless
    2.
  • unimportant
  • subordinate
  • inferior
Definition
1. reigning; ruling (usually used following the noun it modifies)
2. exercising authority, rule, or influence
Examples
1. A) She is the Lord regnant until her aunt returns, then she goes back to whatever royals do when not ruling. B) The King regnant made a proclamation trying to legitimize his own reign, which went about as well as could be expected.
2. A) The police were regnant over the journalists reporting on the scene, which led to some awkward conversations. B) The head chef tried to stay regnant over the line cooks, but with the computer system broken, things got out of hand quickly.
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