Meaning of reign

reign

Pronunciation: (rān), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority.
  2. to hold the position and name of sovereign without exercising the ruling power.
  3. to have control, rule, or influence of any kind.
  4. to predominate; be prevalent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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