Definitions

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  • n. The condition or quality of being regnant; sovereignty; rule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition or quality of being regnant; sovereignty; rule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of reigning; rule; predominance.

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Examples

  • A regnancy of which I had been previously unaware.

    Shortcut Man

  • Let college students and leaders of thought know that the objective is the regnancy of the ideas and the race that have built all the civilization we see and that promises all the civilization of the future; let them also know that the attacking force is Jewish.

    Robert Gibbs and Obama: no more Mr. nice guy

  • [P]regnancy and children are a gift, but one for which the responsibility and risk[] falls disproportionately on women.

    "Although I harbor endlessly reverberating regret about the abortion I had..."

  • It is almost the sole deduction from the merit of Plato that his writings have not, — what is no doubt incident to this regnancy of intellect in his work, — the vital authority which the screams of prophets and the sermons of unlettered Arabs and Jews possess.

    Representative Men

  • When, for example, one compares the immense amount of optimistic expectancy about a warless world with the small amount of radical thinking as to what really is the matter with us, he may well be amazed at the unfounded regnancy of the idea of progress.

    Christianity and Progress

  • That regnancy of spirit over matter towards which all idealists must look, is by way of coming at least to a partial fulfilment in this control of the conscious over the unconscious, and thus over the bodily life.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • Our aim ought to be, to teach and impress the reality of Spirit, its regnancy in human life, whilst the mind is alert and supple: and so to teach and impress it, that it is woven into the stuff of the mental and moral life and cannot seriously be injured by the hostile criticisms of the rationalist.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • She tried to whip her self - confidence, of which she was so proud, into a condition of constant regnancy.

    Children of the Whirlwind

  • It is almost the sole deduction from the merit of Plato, that his writings have not, -- what is, no doubt, incident to this regnancy of intellect in his work, -- the vital authority which the screams of prophets and the sermons of unlettered Arabs and Jews possess.

    Representative Man (1850)

  • The third and last cause, and especially operative in the writings of this author, is the presence and regnancy of a false and fantastic philosophy, yet shot through with refracted light from the not risen but rising truth, -- a scheme of physics and physiology compounded of

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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