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regency

re·gen·cy

regency

 
pronunciation:
ri jn si
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: regencies
definition 1: a person or group that governs in place of a disabled or underage ruler, or the office and authority of such a person or group.
definition 2: the period during which such a person or group governs.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (cap.) of, produced during, or in the style of architecture and furnishings popular during the British Regency of 1811 to 1820.
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The word regency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.