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Adjective: reigning  rey-ning
  1. Exercising power or authority
    "The date of accession of each of the four members of the reigning dynasty was found";
    - regnant, ruling
Verb: reign  reyn
  1. Have sovereign power
    "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
     
  2. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    "Money reigns supreme here";
    - predominate, dominate, rule, prevail

Sounds like: rigning, r

See also: powerful

Type of: govern, rule

Encyclopedia: Reign