The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

regnant Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 29,679
Neurons: 88,215
Location: Inside Farlex computers
regnant

(adjective) Exercising power or authority.

Synonyms: reigning, ruling

Usage: She became queen regnant upon the death of her father and soon gained a reputation for being a firm but fair ruler.
KSPavan
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 2:29:35 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 9,008
Neurons: 3,740,816
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
Word of the Day
?
regnant
Definition: (adjective) Exercising power or authority.
Synonyms: reigning, ruling
Usage: She became queen regnant upon the death of her father and soon gained a reputation for being a firm but fair ruler.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 4:55:10 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/1/2017
Posts: 3,402
Neurons: 615,629
Location: Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Regnant adjective


Definition of regnant

1: Exercising rule : REIGNING
2a: Having the chief power : DOMINANT
b: Of common or widespread occurrence
taurine
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 5:44:10 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/20/2016
Posts: 2,013
Neurons: 136,245
Location: South Dublin, Ireland
And has not the Crown of Scotland gone by daughters to the Bruce, and from them the present regnant family of the Stuarts?

-Earl of Sutherland v The Earls of Crawfurd, Errol, & Marischal. [1705] Mor 11295
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 10:11:05 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/26/2017
Posts: 1,533
Neurons: 554,542
Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 10:36:54 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 3,681
Neurons: 972,034
Location: Vinton, Iowa, United States
(adjective) Exercising power or authority.
Synonyms: reigning, ruling
Usage: She became queen regnant upon the death of her father and soon gained a reputation for being a firm but fair ruler.
dispossessed
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 2:36:55 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/15/2014
Posts: 104
Neurons: 126,876
Location: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Does that mean that Queen Elizabeth 2nd of England is 68 years regnant?
johnfl
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 9:04:05 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/1/2014
Posts: 836
Neurons: 420,932
Location: Newman Lake, Washington, United States
REGNANT IS FOR MEN ONLY..
johnfl
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 9:05:36 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/1/2014
Posts: 836
Neurons: 420,932
Location: Newman Lake, Washington, United States
REGNANT EQUELS QUEEN..
Dan Lewis 2222
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 10:04:18 PM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 1/9/2020
Posts: 20
Neurons: 3,815
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
I challenge anyone to show an example of word regnant actually being used. Is there anywhere it is a well-known word? I'm thinking it is obscure and/or archaic. But I don't live in a monarchy; maybe you can use a synonym for reigning sometimes if you do.

I will remember the word regnant though, because it rhymes with pregnant and thus might be useful in a funny or bawdy poem.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.