- reigning; ruling: a queen regnant
- of greatest power; predominant
- prevalent; widespread
Origin of regnantClassical Latin regnans, present participle of regnare: see reign
- Reigning; ruling: a queen regnant.
- Widespread; prevalent.
Origin of regnantProbably from Middle English, a sovereign, from Old French, from Latin r&emacron;gnans, r&emacron;gnant-, present participle of r&emacron;gnare, to reign, from r&emacron;gnum, reign; see reign.
From Middle French regnant and its source, the present participle of Latin regnÄre.