Regency

Definition of Regency

Re´gen`cy   Pronunciation: r?`jen`s?
n.1.The office of ruler; rule; authority; government.
2.Especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious ruler, or of a body of regents; deputed or vicarious government.
3.A body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted during a king's minority, absence from the kingdom, or other disability.
A council or regency consisting of twelve persons.
- Lowth.

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