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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] We will not have this man to reign over us. --Luke xix. 14. [1913 Webster] Shall Banquo's issue ever Reign in this kingdom? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to be predominant; to prevail. "Pestilent diseases which commonly reign in summer." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule. [1913 Webster] Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. --Rom. vi. 12. [1913 Webster] Syn: To rule; govern; direct; control; prevail. [1913 Webster]