Definition for RE'GEN-CY

RE'GEN-CY, n. [L. regens, from rego, to govern.]

  1. Rule; authority; government. – Hooker.
  2. Vicarious government. – Temple.
  3. The district under the jurisdiction of a vicegerent. – Milton.
  4. The body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted during a king's minority, insanity, or absence from the kingdom.

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