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reign

 (rān)
n.
1. Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch.
2. The period during which a monarch rules.
3. Dominance or widespread influence: the reign of reason.
intr.v. reigned, reign·ing, reigns
1. To exercise sovereign power.
2. To hold the title of monarch, but with limited authority.
3. To be predominant or prevalent: Panic reigned as the fire spread.

[Middle English reigne, from Old French, from Latin rēgnum, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reigning

(ˈreɪnɪŋ)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) exercising the power and authority of a sovereign
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reigning - 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"

reigning

adjective
1. current, presiding, incumbent the reigning world champion
2. ruling, on the throne, regnant the reigning monarch

reigning

adjective
Translations

reigning

[ˈreɪnɪŋ] ADJ [monarch] → reinante, actual (fig) → predominante, que impera
reigning championcampeón m actual

reigning

[ˈreɪnɪŋ] adj
[monarch] → régnant(e)
[champion] → en titre

reigning

adj attrregierend; championamtierend; the reigning beautydie Schönheitskönigin

reigning

[ˈreɪnɪŋ] adj (monarch) → regnante; (champion) → in carica
References in classic literature ?
There is no part of the world of coasts, continents, oceans, seas, straits, capes, and islands which is not under the sway of a reigning wind, the sovereign of its typical weather.
To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee, and deifie his power Who from the terrour of this Arm so late Doubted his Empire, that were low indeed, That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfall; since by Fate the strength of Gods And this Empyreal substance cannot fail, Since through experience of this great event In Arms not worse, in foresight much advanc't, We may with more successful hope resolve To wage by force or guile eternal Warr Irreconcileable, to our grand Foe, Who now triumphs, and in th' excess of joy Sole reigning holds the Tyranny of Heav'n.
The provinces are inhabited by Moors, Pagans, Jews, and Christians: the last is the reigning and established religion.
This attracts the soul, Governs the inner man, the nobler part; That other o'er the body only reigns, And oft by force--which to a generous mind So reigning can be no sincere delight.
The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion is fresh from a monumental comeback at Extreme Rules where he stunned reigning titlist Roman Reigns with a Pedigree.