regent

In a monarchy, if the king gets too sick to rule his country, a regent steps in to run things temporarily.

When kings or queens aren't able to do their jobs — because they're ill, or often because they are children — trusted advisers called regents fill in. You can think of a regent as a substitute monarch. There's also a more permanent kind of regent who helps to run a business or university and can also be called a trustee or board member. In Latin, regent means "ruling," from the verb regere, "to rule."

DEFINITIONS OF: regent

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n someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch

Examples:
Catherine de Medicis
queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)
Type of:
ruler, swayer
a person who rules or commands

n members of a governing board

Synonyms:
trustee
Type of:
committee member
a member of a committee

adj acting or functioning as a regent or ruler

“prince- regent
Synonyms
powerful
having great power or force or potency or effect
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