Supremacy vs Reign - What's the difference?

supremacy | reign |

As nouns the difference between supremacy and reign

is that supremacy is the quality of being supreme while reign is the exercise of sovereign power.

As a verb reign is

to exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch.




  • The quality of being supreme.
  • Power over all others.
  • When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
  • reign


    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The exercise of sovereign power.
  • England prospered under Elizabeth I.'s reign .
  • * Prior
  • Saturn's sons received the threefold reign / Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath.
  • The period during which a monarch rules.
  • The reign of Victoria was a long one.
  • The territory or sphere over which a kingdom; empire; realm; dominion, etc. is ruled.
  • (Spenser)


    (en verb)
  • To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
  • He reigned in an autocratic manner.