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reigning (not comparable)

  1. Currently ruling or holding a position.
    The reigning world heavyweight champion said he'd defend his title once more and then retire even if he won.
    • 1945 July and August, “Notes and News: Duplicate Locomotive Names”, in Railway Magazine, page 235:
      The reigning monarch, King George VI, is commemorated by two express engines—G.W.R. "King" 4-6-0 No. 6028 and L.M.S.R. streamlined Pacific No. 6244— [] .

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  1. present participle and gerund of reign