Regnant Definition

Reigning; ruling.
A queen regnant.
Webster's New World
Of greatest power; predominant.
Webster's New World
Prevalent; widespread.
Webster's New World

Dominant, holding sway; holding particular power or influence. [from 17th c.]


Origin of Regnant

  • Probably from Middle English a sovereign from Old French from Latin rēgnāns rēgnant- present participle of rēgnāre to reign from rēgnum reign reign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French regnant and its source, the present participle of Latin regnāre.

    From Wiktionary

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