queen regnant

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queen regnant

n. pl. queens regnant
A queen reigning in her own right.

queen regnant

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a queen who reigns on her own behalf

queen′ reg′nant


n.
a queen who reigns in her own right.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.queen regnant - a female sovereign rulerqueen regnant - a female sovereign ruler    
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
female aristocrat - a woman who is an aristocrat
Queen of England - the sovereign ruler of England
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Wu Zetian, referred to as the Sacred and Divine Empress Regnant, founded the Zhou dynasty after mounting the heavenly throne in the 8th Century.
She was just 14 when her parents - the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Regnant Maria Theresa - packed her off from her native Austria to marry 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, the Dauphin (or heir) to the French throne.
Her supporters proclaimed her not as regent for her son Paul, as some had hoped, but as ruler in her own right, as Empress regnant.