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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

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

Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights.
Pete Stark

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

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

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
James K. Polk
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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