Definition of regency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

regency

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈriːdʒənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːdʒənsi//
 
(pl. regencies)
 
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a period of government by a regent (= a person who rules a country in place of the king or queen) Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin regentia, from Latin regent- ‘ruling’, from the verb regere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regency

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