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re·gent

 (rē′jənt)
n.
1. One who rules during the minority, absence, or disability of a monarch.
2. One acting as a ruler or governor.
3. A member of a board that governs an institution, such as a state university.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin regēns, regent-, ruler, from present participle of regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

re′gent·al (-jən-tl) adj.

regent

(ˈriːdʒənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the ruler or administrator of a country during the minority, absence, or incapacity of its monarch
2. (Education) (formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities
3. (Professions) (formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities
4. (Education) US and Canadian a member of the governing board of certain schools and colleges
5. (Professions) US and Canadian a member of the governing board of certain schools and colleges
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare any person who governs or rules
adj
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (usually postpositive) acting or functioning as a regent: a queen regent.
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare governing, ruling, or controlling
[C14: from Latin regēns ruling, from regere to rule]
ˈregental adj
ˈregentship n

re•gent

(ˈri dʒənt)

n.
1. a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
2. a ruler or governor.
3. a member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system.
4. any of various officers of academic institutions.
adj.
5. acting as regent of a kingdom (usu. used postpositively): a prince regent.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin regent- (s. of regēns), present participle of regere to rule]
re′gent•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regent - members of a governing boardregent - members of a governing board  
governing board - a board that manages the affairs of an institution
committee member - a member of a committee
2.regent - someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
Adj.1.regent - acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince-regent"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
Translations
وَصي على العَرْش
-karegent
regent
ríkisstjóri
regentas
regent
hükümdar vekilinaip

regent

[ˈriːdʒənt]
A. ADJ prince regentpríncipe m regente
B. Nregente mf

regent

[ˈriːdʒənt] n [country] → régent(e) m/f

regent

nRegent(in) m(f); (US, Univ) → Mitglied ntdes Universitäts- or Schulverwaltungsrats ? prince regent

regent

[ˈriːdʒnt] nreggente m/f

regent

(ˈriːdʒent) noun
a person who governs in place of a king or queen. The prince was only two years old when the king died, so his uncle was appointed regent.
References in classic literature ?
Regent street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
Just as she was she could have sat in advance for the portrait of the young daughter of the Regent d'Orleans, at the famous dinner whence she was carried, foul-mouthed, intoxicated, and helpless, to her bed, in the lost and lamented days of the Ancient Regime.
So spake the false dissembler unperceivd; For neither Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisie, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through Heav'n and Earth: And oft though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdoms Gate, and to simplicitie Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems: Which now for once beguil'd URIEL, though Regent of the Sun, and held The sharpest sighted Spirit of all in Heav'n; Who to the fraudulent Impostor foule In his uprightness answer thus returnd.
Think not of such foolishness, Sir Knight,'' answered Rebecca, ``but hasten to the Regent, the Queen Mother, and to Prince John they cannot, in honour to the English crown, allow of the proceedings of your Grand Master.
What of the second Lord Beckenham, the companion of the Prince Regent in his wildest days, and one of the witnesses at the secret marriage with Mrs.
As she was an only child, of course this little girl was the heiress of the kingdom, but, being still only a baby, her mother, the widow of Diamantino, was proclaimed regent.
He asked also who was in the coach, whither they were bound and what money they had, and one of the men on horseback replied, "The persons in the coach are my lady Dona Guiomar de Quinones, wife of the regent of the Vicaria at Naples, her little daughter, a handmaid and a duenna; we six servants are in attendance upon her, and the money amounts to six hundred crowns.
But unluckily, Richard was gone again upon his adventures, and Prince John, who acted as Regent, had never been fond of Robin.
His first visit was for Houston, who had a house on Regent Terrace, kept for him in old days by an aunt.
It was formerly defended by a noble fort, which has since become a state prison; its commerce has dwindled away, and Passepartout in vain looked about him for such a bazaar as he used to frequent in Regent Street.
There were one or two cartloads of refugees passing along Oxford Street, and several in the Marylebone Road, but so slowly was the news spreading that Regent Street and Port- land Place were full of their usual Sunday-night promenaders, albeit they talked in groups, and along the edge of Regent's Park there were as many silent couples "walking out" together under the scattered gas lamps as ever there had been.
the people have seen Monsieur de Conde, a prince of the blood royal, arrested by my mother-in-law, Maria de Medicis; they saw my mother-in-law, their former regent, expelled by the cardinal; they saw Monsieur de Vendome, that is to say, the son of Henry IV.