from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a queen reigning in her own right.
  • adj. See under Queen, n.

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  • n. a queen who serves as ruler when the king cannot


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  • Certain letters of Anne of Austria to Mazarin, published by Cousin, and admissions made by Anne to Mme de Brienne and recorded in the Memoirs of Loménie de Brienne, prove that the queen regent was deeply attached to the cardinal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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