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Definitions of reign:

  • noun:   royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
  • noun:   the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    Example: "During the reign of Henry VIII"
  • noun:   a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    Example: "He was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
  • verb:   have sovereign power
    Example: "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
  • verb:   be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    Example: "Money reigns supreme here"

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