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Regency, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRegency, thethe RegencyRegency, the  the period of British history from 1811–1820 when the country was ruled by King George III’s son, the Prince Regent, because the King was mentally ill. The period is known especially for its neoclassical furniture and buildings, which were based on the styles of ancient Greece and Rome.
Related topics: Government
regencyre‧gen‧cy /ˈriːdʒənsi/ noun (plural regencies) [countable, uncountable]  PGa period of government by a regent (=person who governs instead of a king or queen)
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regencyFerdinand believed Godoy was scheming for a regency to exclude him from the throne.He proposed a regency council to uphold the validity of Frederick's election until the heir should come of age.Elsewhere, he was made acutely aware of the contrast between the colonial regency houses and the ugly jungle bungalows and villas.And Joachim was swiftly ousted when Sophia established her regency.Our regency Cocktail Bar offers a large selection of beers, champagnes and spirits.This way he would largely control the regency without the drawbacks of office, paper-work, jealousy.In the tangled politics of the regency such a complication was hardly needed.The regency provisions would come into effect in any of three events.
Related topics: History
RegencyRegency adjective  SHDRegency buildings, furniture etc are from or in the style of the period 1811–1820 in Britain
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