noun, plural regencies.
the office, jurisdiction, or control of a regent or body of regents exercising the ruling power during the minority, absence, or disability of a sovereign.
a body of regents.
a government consisting of regents.
a territory under the control of a regent or regents.
the term of office of a regent.
(initial capital letter) British History. the period (1811–20) during which George, Prince of Wales, later George IV, was regent.
(initial capital letter) French History. the period of the minority of Louis XV.
the office or function of a regent or ruler.
of or relating to a regency.
History/Historical. of or relating to the Regencies in England or France.
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration of the British Regency, somewhat similar to the French Directoire and Empire styles and characterized by close imitation of ancient Greek forms as well as by less frequent and looser adaptations of ancient Roman, Gothic, Chinese, and ancient Egyptian forms.
noun (pl) -cies
government by a regent or a body of regents
the office of a regent or body of regents
a territory under the jurisdiction of a regent or body of regents
noun the Regency
(in the United Kingdom) the period (1811–20) during which the Prince of Wales (later George IV) acted as regent during his father’s periods of insanity
(in France) the period of the regency of Philip, Duke of Orleans, during the minority of Louis XV (1715–23)
characteristic of or relating to the Regency periods in France or the United Kingdom or to the styles of architecture, furniture, art, literature, etc, produced in them


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