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queen regent

noun
1.
a queen who reigns in behalf of another.
Origin of queen regent
1755-1765
1755-65

queen regnant

or queen regent

noun
1.
a queen who reigns in her own right.
Origin
1840-50
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  • The commencement of the year 1614 was productive of new anxieties to the queen-regent.

  • The queen-regent was assailed by other enemies, and yielded to her fate.

  • In order to do this, however, he had to pass close by the queen-regent and her consort.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • How came the queen-regent to hear of—of mademoiselle's—ah—situation?

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • Mademoiselle, in her devotion to him, and the queen-regent would never forgive my trafficking with the Frondeurs.

    Stray Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge
  • You will have the goodness to introduce us into the presence of the queen-regent.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • But courage returned to the queen-regent with the news that the army of France had gained a great victory.

  • Meantime he came, as we saw, into more personal contact with the queen-regent of Scotland, and had the highest hopes from her.

    John Knox A. Taylor Innes
  • Before she had time to return, however, the queen-regent came in with her usual dignity, the three serving-men following her.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • This first public appearance of the place was, also, the last public appearance of the queen-regent.

British Dictionary definitions for queen-regent

queen regent

noun
1.
a queen who acts as regent

queen regnant

noun
1.
a queen who reigns on her own behalf
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