What does the word reign mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Padraic Colum
  3. Palestine still formed part of the kingdom of Meneptah, at all events in the earlier years of his reign. – Patriarchal Palestine by Archibald Henry Sayce