1. (v.) To exercise sovereign power; to rule\.

2. (n.) The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.

3. (n.) The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.

4. (n.) To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.

5. (n.) Hence, to be predominant; to prevail.

6. (n.) To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.

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