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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

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

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

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

Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II
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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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