Reign

Definition of Reign

Pronunciation: r?n
n.1.Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion.
He who like a father held his reign.
- Pope.
Saturn's sons received the threefold reign
Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath.
- Prior.
2.The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.
[God] him bereft the regne that he had.
- Chaucer.
3.The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.
v. i.1.To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
[imp. & p. p. Reigned (r?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reigning.]
We will not have this man to reign over us.
- Luke xix. 14.
Shall Banquo's issue ever
Reign in this kingdom?
- Shak.
2.Hence, to be predominant; to prevail.
3.To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body.
- Rom. vi. 12.

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