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Definition of Reign

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

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
Elizabeth I

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.
Islom Karimov

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

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
Pierre de Coubertin
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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