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regnant (adj.)

"reigning, exercising authority" by hereditary right, c. 1600, from Latin regnantem (nominative regnans) "reigning," present participle of regnare "to reign" (see reign).

The alternative adjective regnal (1610s) means "pertaining to a reign," especially in reference to the year or day a sovereign's reign began.  Related: Regnancy.

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Definitions of regnant

regnant (adj.)
exercising power or authority;
Synonyms: reigning / ruling
From wordnet.princeton.edu