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  • 1régnant — régnant, ante [ reɲɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1350; n. m. « règne » 1138; de régner 1 ♦ Qui règne, exerce le pouvoir royal, souverain. Le prince régnant. Famille régnante, dont un membre règne. 2 ♦ Fig. et littér. Qui domine, qui a cours. Les idées… …

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  • 2régnant — régnant, ante (ré gnan, gnan t ) adj. 1°   Qui règne. La reine régnante. •   Race [les Capétiens] qui se voit, seule dans tout l univers, toujours couronnée et toujours régnante, depuis sept cents ans entiers sans interruption, BOSSUET Polit. VII …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3regnant — Regnant, [regn]ante. adj. v. Qui regne. Le Roy regnant. la Reyne regnante. Il se dit aussi en parlant d un Souverain qui n est pas Roy. Le Prince regnant. le Prince à present regnant …

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  • 4Regnant — Reg nant ( nant), a. [L. regnans, antis, p. pr. of regnare to reign: cf. F r[ e]gnant. See {Reign}.] 1. Exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent. A traitor …

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  • 5regnant — c.1600, from L. regnant , prp. stem of regnare “to reign” (see REIGN (Cf. reign)) …

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  • 6regnant — [reg′nənt] adj. [L regnans, prp. of regnare: see REIGN] 1. reigning; ruling [a queen regnant] 2. of greatest power; predominant 3. prevalent; widespread regnancy n …

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  • 7regnant — I index dominant, master, paramount, powerful, predominant II index rife …

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  • 8régnant — index prevailing (having superior force) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9regnant — /regnant/ One having authority as a king; one in the exercise of royal authority …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10RÉGNANT — ANTE. adj. Qui règne. Le roi régnant. La reine régnante.   Il se dit aussi en parlant D un souverain qui n a pas le titre de roi. L empereur régnant. Le duc régnant. Le prince régnant. Le prince actuellement régnant.   Maison, famille régnante,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11regnant — regnancy, n. /reg neuhnt/, adj. 1. reigning; ruling (usually used following the noun it modifies): a queen regnant. 2. exercising authority, rule, or influence. 3. prevalent; widespread. [1590 1600; < L regnant (s. of regnans), prp. of regnare to …

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  • 12regnant — reg•nant [[t]ˈrɛg nənt[/t]] adj. 1) reigning; ruling (usu. used postpositively): a queen regnant[/ex] 2) exercising authority, rule, or influence 3) prevalent; widespread • Etymology: 1590–1600; &LT; L rēgnant , s. of rēgnāns, prp. of regnāre to&#8230; …

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  • 13regnant — adjective Etymology: Latin regnant , regnans, present participle of regnare to reign, from regnum Date: 1600 1. exercising rule ; reigning 2. a. having the chief power ; dominant b. of common or widespread occurrence …

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  • 14regnant — adjective a) reigning; currently holding power in government The people are now the State, their will is the regnant will, and that will has this characteristic mdash; it loves principles, it hates compromises; and the principles it loves must be …

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  • 15regnant — [ rɛgnənt] adjective 1》 reigning. 2》 formal dominant. Origin C17: from L. regnant , regnare to reign …

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  • 16regnant — /ˈrɛgnənt / (say regnuhnt) adjective 1. reigning; ruling: a queen regnant. 2. exercising sway or influence; predominant. 3. prevalent; widespread. {Latin regnans, present participle, ruling} –regnancy, noun …

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  • 17regnant — adj. 1 reigning (Queen regnant). 2 (of things, qualities, etc.) predominant, prevalent. Etymology: L regnare REIGN …

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  • 18regnant — Synonyms and related words: ascendant, at the head, average, besetting, boss, chief, commanding, common, controlling, current, dominant, epidemic, general, governing, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the&#8230; …

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  • 19regnant — reg|nant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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  • 20regnant — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Exercising controlling power or influence: commanding, controlling, dominant, dominating, dominative, governing, paramount, preponderant, reigning, ruling. See OVER. 2. Having preeminent significance: ascendant …

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