Definition of Regency

1. Noun. The period of time during which a regent governs.

Generic synonyms: Rule



2. Noun. The period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity.
Geographical relationships: England
Generic synonyms: Rule

3. Noun. The office of a regent.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Regent

Definition of Regency

1. n. The office of ruler; rule; authority; government.

Definition of Regency

1. Proper noun. (U.K.) the historical period in the United Kingdom - specifically 1811-1820 - in which King George IV ruled as Prince Regent. ¹

2. Noun. A system of government that substitutes for the reign of a king or queen when that king or queen becomes unable to rule. ¹

3. Noun. The time during which a regent is in power. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Regency

1. the office of a regent [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Regency

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regency (current term)
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Literary usage of Regency

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"On January 19, 1789, Pitt gave notice of resolutions involving a highly restricted regency. The resolutions were carried; the Lords concurred; ..."

2. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law ...: By John W. Burgess by John William Burgess (1891)
"The constitution undoubtedly authorizes the Prince, whom it designates for the regency, to take the initiative, assume the government and call the chambers ..."

3. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"The constitution undoubtedly authorizes the Prince, whom it designates for tha regency, to take the initiative, assume the government and call the chambers ..."

4. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1891)
"The regency. The last and most difficult question in regard to the succession to the Imperial office is presented by the case of a regency in the kingdom of ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1900)
"Would not the regency of Amsterdam do something ? The bankers assured him they had already appealed to the regency. But the members of that august ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Yet the regency, even when thus strengthened, failed to make itself Shortly after the conclusion of the war, in 1816, the mad queen Maria I. died, ..."

7. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1862)
"By the regency Act of 1751, passed after the death of regency Act ... This act also nominated the council of regency; but empowered the king to add four ..."

8. China Under the Empress Dowager: Being the History of the Life and Times of by John Otway Percy Bland, Edmund Backhouse (1914)
"The first regency (1861-1873) may be described as Tzu Hsi's tentative period ... It was not until the final regency (1898^1908), which was not a regency at ..."

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