Regency Re"gen*cy (r?*jen*s?), n.; pl. {Regencies} (-s?z). [CF. F. r['e]gence, LL. regentia. See {Regent}, a.] 1. The office of ruler; rule; authority; government. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious ruler, or of a body of regents; deputed or vicarious government. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. A body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted during a king's minority, absence from the kingdom, or other disability. [1913 Webster]

A council or regency consisting of twelve persons. --Lowth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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