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REGENT. 1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who governs a regency, or rules in the place of another.
     2. In the canon law, it signifies a master or professor of a college. Dict. du Dr. Call. h.t. 3. It sometimes means simply a ruler, director, or superintendent; as, in New York, where the board who have the superintendence of all the colleges, academies and schools, are called the regents of the University of the state of New York.

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King Sobhuza II died in August 1982, and Queen Regent Dzeliwe assumed the duties of the head of state.
By the 1560s, as France moved into what would be some 30 years of civil war, the Queen Regent, Catherine de Medici, adopted a policy of limited toleration.
JoEllen Campbell proposes that whereas Margaret could only exercise influence in the private sphere, Mariana de Austria enjoyed a public role as Queen regent during the minority of Charles II and that she, like Charles's wife, Maria Ana of Neoburg, used her influence to promote the interests of the Austrian faction at court.
Pedro then accepts the challenge and in turn nominates Lena Headey, the sinister Queen Regent Cersei Lannister.
Forstner's remarks on Annales 13:12, where Tacitus writes of the gradual weakening of Agrippina's hold on her son, indicate in a similar fashion and with a similar tone that the relationship between queen regent and prince is by definition fraught with tension.