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(n) a person who rules a kingdom as a temporary substitute. Origin: L regere, to rule The Polish Prime Minister above acts as a regent. When the Mughal emperor Humayun died, his eldest son Akbar was only 13 years old. So, Akbar was proclaimed the Emperor under the regency of Bairam Khan, a trusted lieutenant of Humayun. Bairam Khan remained the regent for four years after which Akbar assumed all the powers himself.

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