Antonyms for reigning

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In this the Man of Taste is obviously following the reigning fashion.

The reigning Queen was his sister-in-law and was all-powerful.

And the ordinances he established service to this day at the court of the reigning king.

After reigning for a twelvemonth, he was banished from Mexico on parole never to return.

Her brothers treat her as though she were a reigning princess.

They have no territory of their own; they are not reigning winds anywhere.

I have appealed to every reigning sovereign for intercession.

On one of these jaunts I had my only interview with a reigning monarch.

That the souls of the Saints are reigning in joy and in heaven with God.

Olybrius, the then reigning nonentity, died in October of the same year.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reigne "kingdom, land, country" (Modern French règne), from Latin regnum "kingship, dominion, rule, realm," related to regere (see regal). Meaning "period of rule" first recorded mid-14c.

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