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reg·nant

 (rĕg′nənt)
adj.
1. Reigning; ruling: a queen regnant.
2. Predominant.
3. Widespread; prevalent.

[Probably from Middle English, a sovereign, from Old French, from Latin rēgnāns, rēgnant-, present participle of rēgnāre, to reign, from rēgnum, reign; see reign.]

regnant

(ˈrɛɡnənt)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (postpositive) reigning
2. prevalent; current
[C17: from Latin regnāre to reign]
ˈregnancy n

reg•nant

(ˈrɛg nənt)

adj.
1. reigning; ruling (usu. used postpositively): a queen regnant.
2. exercising authority, rule, or influence.
3. prevalent; widespread.
[1590–1600; < Latin rēgnant-, s. of rēgnāns, present participle of regnāre to rule; see reign, -ant]
reg′nan•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.regnant - exercising power or authority
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

regnant

adjective
1. Exercising controlling power or influence:
2. Having preeminent significance:
3. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
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