Definition of reigning in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪnɪŋ


  • 1Occupying the throne; ruling: the official residence of the reigning monarch
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    • The 22 nd of January 2001 marked the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British monarch.
    • With Paul III there was the like family concern, to see his son, Pierluigi, established among the reigning families of Europe.
    • In 1254, local landowner Richard Rochelle was granted a charter to hold a market in the village from the reigning monarch of the day, Henry III.
  • 1.1Currently holding a particular sporting title: the reigning European champions
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    • Guiseley made up for the previous week's disappointment by taking four points from a drawn game with reigning champions Bilton.
    • Flitcroft was sold by City in March 1996 for £ 3.2m to the then reigning Premiership Champions Blackburn Rovers.
    • A 24-year-old Brazilian, Junqueira is the reigning Formula 3000 champion.

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