Part of speech: verb

To have the authority of a sovereign; rule; control.

Part of speech: noun

Sovereignty; dominion; influence; the time of a sovereign's rule.

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Usage examples "reign":

  1. This was in the early part of Louis Philippe's reign, and under the administration of Guizot. - "Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel", John Yeardley.
  2. This they did, and they brought Pelias to reign as king in Iolcus. - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
  3. Palestine still formed part of the kingdom of Meneptah, at all events in the earlier years of his reign. - "Patriarchal Palestine", Archibald Henry Sayce.