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This week's theme: adjectives used postpositively.
regnant (REG-nuhnt) adjective
1. Ruling (reigning, as opposed to simply having the title by marriage).
2. Predominant; widespread.
[From Latin regnare (to reign). Ultimately from Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule) that's also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge.]
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-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"Aylmer saw a queen regnant as two persons, one private and one public." Julia M Walker; Dissing Elizabeth; Duke University Press; 2004.
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