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n. pl. re·gen·cies
1. A person or group selected to govern in place of a monarch or other ruler who is absent, disabled, or still in minority.
2. The period during which a regent governs.
3. The office, area of jurisdiction, or government of regents or a regent.
1. Regency Of, relating to, or characteristic of the style prevalent in England during the regency (1811-1820) of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV).
2. Regency Of, relating to, or characteristic of the style prevalent in France during the regency (1715-1723) of Philippe, Duc d'Orléans (1674-1723).
3. Of or relating to a regency: regency policies and appointments that were later rescinded.
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by a regent or a body of regents
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office of a regent or body of regents
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a territory under the jurisdiction of a regent or body of regents
[C15: from Medieval Latin regentia, from Latin regere to rule]
1. (Historical Terms) (in the United Kingdom) the period (1811–20) during which the Prince of Wales (later George IV) acted as regent during his father's periods of insanity
2. (Historical Terms) (in France) the period of the regency of Philip, Duke of Orleans, during the minority of Louis XV (1715–23)
(Historical Terms) characteristic of or relating to the Regency periods in France or the United Kingdom or to the styles of architecture, furniture, art, literature, etc, produced in them
re•gen•cy(ˈri dʒən si)
n., pl. -cies,
1. the office, jurisdiction, or control of a regent or regents.
2. a body of regents.
3. a government consisting of regents.
4. a territory under the control of a regency.
5. the term of office of a regent.
6. (cap.) the period (1811–20) during which the Prince of Wales, later George IV, was regent of England.
7. (cap.) the period (1715–23) during which Philip, Duke of Orleans, was regent of France.adj.
8. of or pertaining to a regency.
9. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Regencies in England or France.
10. (often cap.) of or designating the style of architecture, furniture, etc., in England around the time of the Regency, similar to the French Directoire and Empire styles.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin rēgentia]
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|Noun||1.||regency - the period of time during which a regent governs|
rule - the duration of a monarch's or government's power; "during the rule of Elizabeth"
|2.||Regency - the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity|
England - a division of the United Kingdom
|3.||regency - the office of a regent|
n → Regentschaft f; the Regency (period) (Brit Art etc) → der Regency; Regency furniture/style (Brit Art etc) → Regencymöbel pl → /-stil m