Search Result for "regnant":
1. exercising power or authority;
[syn: regnant, reigning, ruling]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Regnant \Reg"nant\ (-nant), a. [L. regnans, -antis, p. pr. of regnare to reign: cf. F r['e]gnant. See Reign.] 1. Exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent. "A traitor to the vices regnant." --Swift. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
regnant adj 1: exercising power or authority [syn: regnant, reigning, ruling]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "regnant": ascendant, at the head, average, besetting, boss, chief, commanding, common, controlling, current, dominant, epidemic, general, governing, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, leading, master, normal, on the throne, ordinary, overbearing, pandemic, paramount, popular, predominant, predominate, predominating, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prevailing, prevalent, rampant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning, rife, routine, ruling, running, sovereign, standard, stereotyped, supreme, swaying, usual, widespreadBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
REGNANT. One having authority as a king; one in the exercise of royal authority.