queen regnant

queen regnant
noun (plural queens regnant) Date: circa 1639 a queen reigning in her own right

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Queen regnant — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queen regnant — n. a queen reigning in her own right …   English World dictionary

  • Queen regnant — A queen regnant (plural queens regnant ) is qualifying reference to a female monarch possessing and exercising all of the monarchal powers of a ruler, in contrast with a queen consort , who is the wife of a reigning king as monarch, and in and of …   Wikipedia

  • queen regnant — noun a female sovereign ruler • Syn: ↑queen, ↑female monarch • Ant: ↑male monarch (for: ↑female monarch), ↑king (for: ↑que …   Useful english dictionary

  • queen regnant — / regnant/ In English law, a queen who holds the crown in her own right; as the first Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Anne, and Queen Victoria. For the titles and descriptions of various officers in the English legal system, called queen s… …   Black's law dictionary

  • queen-regnant — queen regˈnant noun A queen reigning as monarch • • • Main Entry: ↑queen …   Useful english dictionary

  • queen regnant — queen′ reg′nant n. gov a queen who reigns in her own right • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • queen regnant — a queen who reigns in her own right. Also, queen regent. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • queen regnant — /kwin ˈrɛgnənt/ (say kween regnuhnt) noun a queen who reigns in her own right …   Australian English dictionary

  • queen regnant — See queen regent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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