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reign
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; 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.
7. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.
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