Definition of Queen regnant

1. Noun. A female sovereign ruler.

Definition of Queen regnant

1. Noun. a female monarch who reigns in her own right, in contrast to a queen consort, who is the wife of a reigning king. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Queen Regnant

queen dowager
queen it
queen it over
queen mother
queen of beasts
queen of clubs
queen of diamonds
queen of puddings
queen of spades
queen of the May
queen of the night
queen palm
queen palms
queen post
queen regent
queen regnant (current term)
queen triggerfish
queen truss
queen trusses

Literary usage of Queen regnant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1847)
"THE events of the life of the queen-regnant, Mary II., would have been utterly inexplicable, if the contemporary portion of those of her younger sister had ..."

2. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest by Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1872)
"ELIZABETH, SECOND QUEEN-REGNANT OF ENGLAND AND ... second queen-regnant of England. The romantic circumstances of her birth, the vicissitudes of her ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"So, the queen regnant. HPC 12. 8 Inst. 7. (q) But a king in title only, ... r) The husband of queen regnant may be guilty of high treason against his wife. ..."

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