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reign

the period during which a monarch is the official ruler of a country
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Alfred died after having reigned for nearly thirty years.
Victoria reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes - 63 years and seven months.
1 The Queen is the second longest serving monarch after Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years.
She has overtaken George III, who reigned for 59 years, 96 days plus 13 extra leap-year days, totalling 21,644 days.
2 : to be usual or widespread <Enthusiasm reigned in the classroom.