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Topic: OFFICIALS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: regne, from Latin regnum, from rex 'king'

reign

1 noun
     
reign1 [countable]
1PGO the period when someone is king, queen, or emperor
reign of
changes that took place during Charlemagne's reign
the reign of James I
2 the period when someone is in charge of an organization, team etc:
during his reign at the Education Department
3 a period during which something is the most powerful or most important feature of a place
reign of
the reign of Stalinism in Russia
4

reign of terror

a period when a ruler or a government kills many of their political opponents
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