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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reign  \Reign\  (r?n),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reigned}  (r?nd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reigning}.]  [OE.  regnen,  reinen,  OF  regner,  F. 
  r['e]gner,  fr  L.  regnare  fr  regnum  See  {Reign},  n.] 
  1.  To  possess  or  exercise  sovereign  power  or  authority;  to 
  exercise  government,  as  a  king  or  emperor;;  to  hold 
  supreme  power;  to  rule  --Chaucer. 
 
  We  will  not  have  this  man  to  reign  over  us  --Luke 
  xix.  14. 
 
  Shall  Banquo's  issue  ever  Reign  in  this  kingdom? 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  be  predominant;  to  prevail.  ``Pestilent  diseases 
  which  commonly  reign  in  summer.''  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  have  superior  or  uncontrolled  dominion;  to  rule 
 
  Let  not  sin  therefore  reign  in  your  mortal  body. 
  --Rom.  vi  12. 
 
  Syn:  To  rule  govern;  direct;  control;  prevail. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reigning 
  adj  :  exercising  power  or  authority  [syn:  {regnant},  {ruling}] 




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