- the position, function, or authority of a regent or group of regents
- a group serving as regents
- a country or territory governed by a regent or group of regents
- the time during which a regent or regency governs
Origin of regencyMiddle English regencie from Medieval Latin regentia
- in England, the period (1811-20) during which George, Prince of Wales, acted as regent
- in France, the period (1715-23) during which Philip, Duke of Orléans, acted as regent
- A person or group selected to govern in place of a monarch or other ruler who is absent, disabled, or still in minority.
- The period during which a regent governs.
- The office, area of jurisdiction, or government of regents or a regent.
- Regency Of, relating to, or characteristic of the style prevalent in England during the regency (1811-1820) of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV).
- Regency Of, relating to, or characteristic of the style prevalent in France during the regency (1715-1723) of Philippe, Duc d'Orléans (1674-1723).
- Of or relating to a regency: regency policies and appointments that were later rescinded.
(countable and uncountable, plural regencies)
- (UK) the historical period in the United Kingdom - specifically 1811-1820 - in which King George IV ruled as Prince Regent.