- 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 rēgnāns rēgnant- present participle of rēgnāre to reign from rēgnum reign ; see reign .
From Middle French regnant and its source, the present participle of Latin regnÄre.