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Meaning of REGENCY

Pronunciation:  'reejunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the office of a regent
  2. [n]  (England) the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity
  3. [n]  the period of time during which a regent governs
  4. [adj]  (England) of or relating to or characteristic of the style (especially the style of furniture) favored during the Regency (1811-1820)
  5. [adj]  of or relating to a regency

REGENCY is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: berth, office, place, position, post, rule, situation, spot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re"gen*cy\ (r?*jen*s?), n.; pl. {Regencies} (-s?z).
[CF. F. r['e]gence, LL. regentia. See {Regent}, a.]
1. The office of ruler; rule; authority; government.

2. Especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a
   regent or vicarious ruler, or of a body of regents;
   deputed or vicarious government. --Sir W. Temple.

3. A body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a
   regency constituted during a king's minority, absence from
   the kingdom, or other disability.

         A council or regency consisting of twelve persons.