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Definition of Reign


  1. Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion.
  2. The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.
  3. The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.
  4. To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
  5. Hence, to be predominant; to prevail.
  6. To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.

Reign Quotations

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
Dmitri Mendeleev

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Nelson Mandela

God bless America - what other civilization would give Patrick Dempsey another shot to rule as a sex symbol, twenty years after 'Meatballs III: Summer Job?' His reign as Dr. McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy' is proof that there's nothing we love more than giving Eighties celebs a heartwarming second stab at life.
Rob Sheffield

The year 1999, seventh month, from the sky will come a great King of Terror. To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, before and after Mars to reign by good luck.

She is the rock 'n' roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be remembered for. Queen Elizabeth I, we remember Raleigh; Queen Elizabeth II it's gonna be the Beatles.
Paul McCartney
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Reign Translations

reign in Dutch is bestuur, heerschappij, bewind
reign in German is regieren, regieren, regiere
reign in Italian is sovrano
reign in Portuguese is reino
reign in Swedish is regera, regering
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