Reign v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reigned p. pr. & vb. n. Reigning.]
1. To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule.
We will not have this man to reign over us. --Luke xix. 14.
Shall Banquo's issue ever
Reign in this kingdom? --Shak.
2. Hence, to be predominant; to prevail. “Pestilent diseases which commonly reign in summer.”
3. To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. --Rom. vi. 12.
Syn: -- To rule; govern; direct; control; prevail.